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Continuing rotavirus circulation in children and adults despite high coverage rotavirus vaccination in Finland.
Published: 2019
SYNOPSIS

Pre-exanthem transmission of measles from airport staff to HCWs with secondary vaccine failure poses a grave challenge to hospital infection control.

CITATION

Markkula J, Hemming-Harlo M, Savolainen-Kopra C, Al-Hello H, Vesikari T. Journal of Infectious Medicine. 2019 Sep 30. pii: S0163-4453(19)30280-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2019.09.009.

SUMMARY

Despite good herd immunity with overall seroprevalence of >95% against measles, major outbreaks of measles occurred among HKIA staff having daily contact with many international pssengers. Lessons from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and measles outbreaks suggested that an airport can be a strategic epidemic center. Pre-exanthem transmission of measles from airport staff to HCWs with secondary vaccine failure poses a grave challenge to hospital infection control.

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