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, Volume 16, Issue 1–5, pp 27–34 | Cite as

Morbidity and mortality from measles in children seen at University College Hospital, Ibadan

  • R. G. Hendrickse
  • P. M. Sherman
Measles Public Health Problems Created by Measles

Summary and conclusions

In Ibadan, measles occurs almost exclusively in the pre-sehool child, with a peak incidence between one and two years of age. The disease causes severe morbidity and appreciable mortality, which are maximal during the second week of illness. Children in the age group 3 to 4 years show the severest morbidity and females appear to be more severely affected than males. Morbidity and mortality are attributable mainly to multiple complications of which bronchopneumonia and gastro-enteritis are the commonest.


Infectious Disease College Hospital Measle Peak Incidence Bronchopneumonia 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Hendrickse
    • 1
  • P. M. Sherman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IbadanNigeria
  2. 2.Department of PaediatricsUniversity of IbadanNigeria

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