BACKGROUND: Outbreaks of measles in Gypsy-Traveller communities are well recognized. Their contribution to the overall burden of disease is less clear. METHODS: Measles case-management information was collated retrospectively for the Thames Valley population comprising 2.2 million people over the 4-year period from 2006 to 09. Suspected cases notified by general practitioners and hospital clinicians were sent a saliva testing kit. Cases were defined as those whose measles IgM was positive. R...Expand abstract
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The burden and impact of measles among the Gypsy-Traveller communities, Thames Valley, 2006-09.
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