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Title Measles : epidemiology and control of measles in the Gweru Urban district in Zimbabwe / Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Mazyanga L Mazaba, Joav Merrick, editors
Published New York : Nova Science Publisher's, Inc., [2016]
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Series Public health: practices, methods and policies
Public health: practices, methods and policies.
Contents Introduction; Introduction to the epidemiology and control of measles in Gweru City Urban District in Zimbabwe; 1Department of Community Medicine, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences in Harare, Zimbabwe; 2Department of Clinical Sciences, Copperbelt University, Ndola, Zambia; 3Expanded Program on Immunisation (EPI), World Health Organization, Lusaka, Zambia; 4National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
5Office of the Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel6Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel; 7Kentucky Children's Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America; 8Center for Healthy Development, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, United States of America; Introduction; Changes in measles transmission patterns
Comparison of impact of single dose and multiple dose measles vaccination strategies on measles transmission patternsIntroduction; Our study; Findings; Discussion; Acknowledgments; References; Section three: Complicated measles and mortality; Factors associated with secular trends in mortality attributed to measles; 1Liverpool JMU Centre for Public Health, Castle House, North Street, Liverpool, UK; 2Department of Community Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia and; 3Department of Physiology, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe; Introduction; Our study; Findings
Questioning the level of efficacy of the measles vaccine in use in ZimbabweIntroduction; Our study; Findings; Discussion; Acknowledgments; References; Section two: Use of multiple dose measles vaccination strategies in the control of measles; Impact of multiple dose measles vaccination on measles transmission patterns; Introduction; Our study; Findings; Discussion; Acknowledgments; References; Comparison of protection afforded by single measles vaccination and late revaccination schedules; Introduction; Our study; Findings; Discussion; Acknowledgments; References
The multiple -dose measles vaccination project in Gweru, 1990-1996References; Section one: Epidemiology of measles 1960-1989; Impact of vaccination on measles transmission patterns; Introduction; Our study; Findings; Discussion; Acknowledgments; References; Changes in rates of measles transmission and force of infection; Introduction; Our study; Findings; Discussion; Acknowledgments; References; Challenges posed by changes in measles transmission patterns; Introduction; Our study; Findings; Discussion; Acknowledgments; References
Summary Measles is a disease of public health importance that is associated with high morbidity and mortality particularly in developing countries. In recent years widespread application of measles vaccine among children has led to decline in morbidity and mortality attributed to measles. In the city of Gweru in Zimbabwe operations research was carried on the epidemiology and control of measles. On account of these studies, a seven year multiple dose measles vaccination intervention was carried out in Gweru in 1990-1996. The results of this intervention played a significant role in the debate that led to the adoption of the WHO/UNICEF current policy on use of multiple dose measles vaccination strategies in the control of measles in developing countries. A critical lesson that has arisen from the Gweru city measles operations research effort has been that fairly low cost, simple research makes a world of difference in providing insight into the epidemiology and control of locally endemic disease conditions.-- Source other than Library of Congress
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 30, 2016)
Subject Measles -- Vaccination -- Zimbabwe.
Measles -- Zimbabwe -- Gweru District.
Measles -- prevention & control.
Form Electronic book
Author Marufu, Tawanda, editor
Mazaba, Mazyanga L. (Mazyanga Lucy), editor
Merrick, Joav, 1950- editor
Siziya, Seter, editor
ISBN 1634855736 (electronic bk.)
9781634855730 (electronic bk.)