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The burden and impact of measles among the Gypsy-Traveller communities, Thames Valley, 2006-09.

Abstract:

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...

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10.1093/pubmed/fds052

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Journal:
Journal of public health (Oxford, England)
Volume:
35
Issue:
1
Pages:
27-31
Publication date:
2013-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1741-3850
ISSN:
1741-3842
URN:
uuid:226f9bdf-2bee-4923-bbb3-b01640589bb5
Source identifiers:
385655
Local pid:
pubs:385655

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