Measles situation in Serbia in an era of measles elimination (2007-2009)

Jasminka Nedeljković*, S. Rakić Adrović, B. Lazić, V. Kovačević, G. Lončarević, M. Kanazir, Z. Šeguljev, V. Petrović, V. Milošević, N. Žakula, I. Begović, C. P. Muller, J. M. Hübschen

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    Abstract

    Following the introduction of measles immunization in Serbia in 1971, measles outbreaks were recorded every 3 to 5 years until 1997. The outbreak in 1997 with 4000 cases was the last large outbreak in Serbia. In 2007, an outbreak with 191 laboratory confirmed or epidemiologically linked cases was reported in Vojvodina. In 2008 and 2009, only 3 cases were confirmed. From 2007-2009, measles infections were most frequently detected in the Roma population but also in non-immunized or partially immunized persons from the general population.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1169-1174
    Number of pages6
    JournalArchives of Biological Sciences
    Volume65
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • Measles virus
    • Molecular epidemiology
    • Outbreak

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