Ongoing African measles virus genotype outbreak in Tel Aviv district since April, Israel, 2012

E. Kopel*, Z. Amitai, M. Savion, Y. Aboudy, E. Mendelson, R. Sheffer

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Abstract

A measles outbreak is affecting the Tel Aviv district, Israel, since April 2012. As of 10 September, 99 cases were confirmed, including 63 (64%) migrants of Eritrean and Sudanese origin. All genotyped cases had the African B3 genotype*. The mean age of migrant and non-migrant cases was 6.0±9.6 and 30.2±24.2 years, respectively (p<0.001). The majority of both migrant and non-migrant cases was unvaccinated. This is the second African measles B3 genotype outbreak within the World Health Organization European region in 2012.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume17
Issue number37
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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