IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 4627: Investigation of Measles Outbreak among Thai and Migrant Workers in Two Factories in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, 2019

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 4627: Investigation of Measles Outbreak among Thai and Migrant Workers in Two Factories in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, 2019 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph17134627 Authors: Suphanat Wongsanuphat Phanthanee Thitichai Rungrot Jaiyong Patchanee Plernprom Kanthika Thintip Charuttaporn Jitpeera Rapeepong Suphanchaimat On 22 March 2019 the Thai Department of Disease Control (DDC) was notified that 16 workers, including Thai and Myanmar migrant workers, from two factories located in Nakhon Phathom Province, had presented with a fever with rash during the previous 2 weeks. Active case finding was conducted among workers in both factories using face-to-face interviews. Suspected cases were defined as a worker who developed fever with rash with one of the following symptoms: cough, coryza or conjunctivitis. Testing for measles IgM antibodies and viral identification through throat swabs by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were performed to confirm diagnosis. Vaccination history among cases was reviewed. Nationality and age-specific attack rates (AR) were calculated. An environmental study and a social network analysis were conducted to better understand the transmission process. A total 56 cases (AR = 0.97%) were identified. Of 21 serum measles IgM collected, 8 (38.0%) were positive. Of 8 throat swabs collected, 5 (62.5%) were positive for measles genotype D8. The disease attack rate in migrant...
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ConclusionsBeing unvaccinated and having a contact history increased the risk of measles are two risk factors of measles infection. A mass measles immunization to the school children was undertaken and a strict measles surveillance and notification system were recommended to control the transmission in the future.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Conclusion MCV coverage in Bardwaja was low. We recommended strengthening of outreach immunization targeting religious minority.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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