Epidemiologic survey of documented measles outbreak in Tehran

AUTHORS

1 Mokhtari 1 , * , M Alavi Moghaddam 2 , D Yadegari 3 , Masoud Salehi 4 , F Shahim 5 , Iraj Zareban 6

1 Virology dept, Faculty of medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and health services, Tehran, Iran.

2 Emergency medicine dept, Faculty of medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and health services, Tehran, Iran.

3 Tropical and infectious disease dept, Faculty of medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and health services, Tehran, Iran.

4 Tropical and infectious disease dept, Faculty of medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Zahedan, Iran.

5 General physician.

6 Public health dept, Zabol faculty of medical sciences, Zabol, Iran.

How to Cite: Mokhtari 1, Alavi Moghaddam M, Yadegari D, Salehi M, Shahim F, et al. Epidemiologic survey of documented measles outbreak in Tehran, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2004 ; 6(2):e95020.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 6 (2); e95020
Published Online: June 15, 2004
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 26, 2004
Accepted: June 02, 2004
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Abstract

Background: In spite of extended vaccination programs against measles, it is the most
preventive contagious disease that leads to death. For adaptation of WHO policy for measles
in Iran; we should determine susceptible age population whom at present lay out of current
vaccination program .
Methods and Materials: In this descriptive study which was performed in the public health
School of the Tehran medical university ; we obtained 131 documented measles cases among
650 suspected case of measles ( as WHO discrimination ) According to serum samples
analysis ( capture IgM EIA 71% and 29 % HI ).
Results: In this study 63. 4 % of cases were male and 39.6 % were females. Between patients,
the most prevalent age group was between 15 - 19 years old. Two peaks of the time of the disease
were March and June. History of past vaccination against measles showed that 43 % had
unknown history; 24. 4 % had two vaccination; 39. 3 % had one vaccination and 3.1 % had no
vaccination history.
Conclusions: It is suggested (by further investigations in future) the need for revaccination of
measles for age group of 15-19 in Iran will be determined

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