European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 891–893

Re-Emergence of Measles Among Young Adults in Marseilles, France

  • Christine Zandotti
  • Damien Jeantet
  • Frédéric Lambert
  • Diane Waku-Kouomou
  • Fabian Wild
  • François Freymuth
  • Jean-Robert Harle
  • Xavier de Lamballerie
  • Rémi N. Charrel
Article

Abstract

A total of 89 cases of measles were diagnosed in southeastern France between January and June 2003. Nation-wide epidemiological investigations suggested that this outbreak was restricted to southeastern France, and most likely reflected the endemic circulation of measles virus due low vaccination coverage. Genetic analysis identified genotype D7 strains as the cause of the outbreak.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Zandotti
    • 1
  • Damien Jeantet
    • 2
  • Frédéric Lambert
    • 1
  • Diane Waku-Kouomou
    • 2
  • Fabian Wild
    • 2
  • François Freymuth
    • 3
  • Jean-Robert Harle
    • 4
  • Xavier de Lamballerie
    • 1
  • Rémi N. Charrel
    • 1
  1. 1.AP-HM TimoneLaboratoire de Bactériologie – Virologie – Hygiène (IFR48)Marseille cedexFrance
  2. 2.Unité INSERM 404“Immunité et Vaccination”Lyon cedexFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Virologie Humaine et MoléculaireHôpital UniversitaireCaenFrance
  4. 4.AP-HM ConceptionService de Médecine InterneMarseille cedexFrance

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