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Lessons learned from a measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium 2007-2008

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A 2007 to 2008 measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium, identified the orthodox Jewish communities as a new risk group. This study analyzes vaccination data of 949 school children of 4 belief systems to assess the completeness and timeliness of their measles-mumps-rubella vaccination. Orthodox Jewish children show a 4-fold lower chance of complete vaccination, a delayed start, and increased temporal spacing of childhood vaccinations. Not only belief issues but difficulties to access the regular vaccination program also seem to be the main reason.
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measles, COVERAGE, Belgium, outbreak, vaccination coverage, CHILDREN

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Asnong, Carine, Koen Van Herck, Tinne Lernout, Heidi Theeten, and Pierre Van Damme. 2011. “Lessons Learned from a Measles Outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium 2007-2008.” Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 30 (4): 343–345.
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Asnong, C., Van Herck, K., Lernout, T., Theeten, H., & Van Damme, P. (2011). Lessons learned from a measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium 2007-2008. PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, 30(4), 343–345.
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Asnong C, Van Herck K, Lernout T, Theeten H, Van Damme P. Lessons learned from a measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium 2007-2008. PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL. 2011;30(4):343–5.
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Asnong, Carine, Koen Van Herck, Tinne Lernout, et al. “Lessons Learned from a Measles Outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium 2007-2008.” PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL 30.4 (2011): 343–345. Print.
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  abstract     = {A 2007 to 2008 measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium, identified the orthodox Jewish communities as a new risk group. This study analyzes vaccination data of 949 school children of 4 belief systems to assess the completeness and timeliness of their measles-mumps-rubella vaccination. Orthodox Jewish children show a 4-fold lower chance of complete vaccination, a delayed start, and increased temporal spacing of childhood vaccinations. Not only belief issues but difficulties to access the regular vaccination program also seem to be the main reason.},
  author       = {Asnong, Carine and Van Herck, Koen and Lernout, Tinne and Theeten, Heidi and Van Damme, Pierre},
  issn         = {0891-3668},
  journal      = {PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {measles,COVERAGE,Belgium,outbreak,vaccination coverage,CHILDREN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {343--345},
  title        = {Lessons learned from a measles outbreak in Antwerp, Belgium 2007-2008},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0b013e3181fbf5b7},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2011},
}

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