Measles in the 21st Century, a continuing preventable risk to travelers: Data from the GeoSentinel Global Network

Mark J. Sotir, Douglas H. Esposito, Elizabeth D. Barnett, Karin Leder, Phyllis E. Kozarsky, Poh Lian Lim, Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, Davidson H. Hamer, Bradley A. Connor, Rashila Pradhan, Eric Caumes

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Abstract

Measles remains a risk for travelers, with 94 measles diagnoses reported to the GeoSentinel network from 2000 to 2014, two-thirds since 2010. Asia was the most common exposure region, then Africa and Europe. Efforts to reduce travel-associated measles should target all vaccine-eligible travelers, including catch-up vaccination of susceptible adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume62
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • GeoSentinel
  • infection
  • measles
  • surveillance
  • travelers

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Sotir, M. J., Esposito, D. H., Barnett, E. D., Leder, K., Kozarsky, P. E., Lim, P. L., Gkrania-Klotsas, E., Hamer, D. H., Connor, B. A., Pradhan, R., & Caumes, E. (2016). Measles in the 21st Century, a continuing preventable risk to travelers: Data from the GeoSentinel Global Network. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 62(2), 210-212. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ839