Measles: current situation in the Community of Madrid
Reference of this article: González M, Castañeda R, Ramírez R, Rodríguez SF, Comas LG, Sanz JC, et al. Measles: current situation in the Community of Madrid. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2002;4:415-430.
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Objective: Description of the epidemiological situation of measles in the Community
of Madrid and its adequation to the European strategies for the elimination of the disease.
Method: Analysis of the data coming from EDO (obligatory declaration diseases) system,
Sentinel Surveillance Network and II and III serologic survey.
Results: In the first eleven months of 2001 were studied 26 suspected cases of measles,
10 of them were confirmed and 5 were assessed as probable: 9 of the confirmed cases had
19 to 28 years of age and 2 of them were imported cases. Vaccination coverture is 95,8%
for the first dose of MMR and 79,3% for the second. The prevalence of protective antibodies
is close to 100% after the second dose. The genotype of the cultures of measles is the
same as in the rest of Europe.
Conclusion: The found data stresses the importance of holding and improving in some
aspects the surveillance and control strategies of measles with the aim of eliminate the disease
Keywords● Epidemiological surveillance ● Measles ● Vaccines