American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Assessment of Measles Surveillance in Iran during 2004-2007

Mohammad-Arash Ramezani, Neda Zamani, Esmaeel Akhtar, Kamal Heydari, Reza Fadaee-Noubari and Seyed Reza Eshaghi

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2006.201.203

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 2, Issue 4

Pages 201-203

Abstract

Elimination of measles using vaccination is one of the most important task worldwide. Iran is in the elimination phase of measles and health professionals base surveillance system on reporting of suspected cases. The aim of this study was to evaluate measles surveillance in center of Iran. The epidemiological data was collected from immediate telephone reports and follow up results in CDC of deputy of health in Isfahan medical sciences university. 59 suspected cases were reported and only measles in one 2 years Afghanian girl had been confirmed. The incidence rate of suspected cases was 18 per one million under risk population. The average age of cases was 8

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© 2006 Mohammad-Arash Ramezani, Neda Zamani, Esmaeel Akhtar, Kamal Heydari, Reza Fadaee-Noubari and Seyed Reza Eshaghi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.