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Effectiveness of measles vaccination for control of exposed children

Author
Barrabeig, I.; Rovira, A.; Rius, C.; Muñoz, M.P.; Soldevila, N.; Batalla, J.; Domínguez, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Pediatric infectious disease journal
Date of publication
2011-01
Volume
30
Number
1
First page
78
Last page
80
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e3181f7001c Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/11095 Open in new window
Abstract
The effectiveness of measles vaccine for postexposure prophylaxis at educational centers was investigated. A total of 166 children who shared the classroom with 10 confirmed cases during the infectious period of cases were studied. Of total susceptible exposed children, 72% (54/75) were vaccinated and 25 contracted measles. Vaccine effectiveness in children vaccinated within 72 hours of exposure was 90.5% (95% confidence interval, 34%–99%).
Citation
Barrabeig, I. [et al.]. Effectiveness of measles vaccination for control of exposed children. "The pediatric infectious disease journal", 14 Setembre 2010, vol. 30, núm. 1, p. 78-80.
Group of research
LIAM - Laboratory of Information Analysis and Modelling

Participants

  • Barrabeig, Irene  (author)
  • Rovira, Ariadna  (author)
  • Rius, Cristina  (author)
  • Muñoz Gracia, Maria del Pilar  (author)
  • Soldevila, Nuria  (author)
  • Batalla, Joan  (author)
  • Domínguez García, Angela  (author)