An outbreak of measles in Ondo West LGA, Ondo State, Nigeria, February -May, 2013

Background: Measles is a febrile rash illness and highly contagious viral disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is the fifth leading cause of death among under-five children worldwide. On 6th May, 2013, suspected measles cases were reported from Ondo West LGA to State Ministry of Health Akure. We investigated the outbreak to confirm diagnosis of measles, assess the magnitude, identify the source of the infection and institute control measures.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Type: Poster Presentation Source Type: research

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