Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2009;52(1):68-74.
Published online January 15, 2009.
Assessment about the measles elimination from cases and outbreaks, 2002-2007 - Assessment about the measles elimination -
Jae Sung So1, Un Yeong Go1, Hyun Kyung Oh1, Soo Jin Baek2, Jong Koo Lee3
1Division of Vaccine Preventable Disease Control and National Immunization Program
2Division of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2002-2007년 사례 및 유행을 통해서 본 홍역퇴치 수준에 대한 평가 -홍역퇴치 수준에 대한 평가-
소재성1, 고운영1, 오현경1, 백수진2, 이종구3
1질병관리본부 예방접종관리팀
2질병관리본부 전염병감시팀
3질병관리본부
Correspondence: 
Jae Sung So, Email: kayser-so@hanmail.net
Abstract
Purpose
: We assessed about the measles elimination in Korea according to analyzing national data on measles cases for 2002-2007.
Methods
: We estimated the effective reproduction number according to the proportion of imported cases and outbreak size.
Results
: Eleven cases, thirteen cases, six cases, six cases, 25 cases (60.0% were linked to 1 outbreak of 15 cases), and 180 cases (55.6% were linked 11 outbreaks of 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 5, 9, 9, 12, 50 cases) were reported in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, respectively. In 2002-2007, R is 0.95 by imported case and 0.43 by outbreak sizes. In 2007, multiple chains of transmission occurred in hospital. Most of cases were below 4 ages and unvaccinated. We didn't find most of the infection source.
Conclusion
: We should prevent outbreak of susceptibility pocket like nosocomial infection, conduct reliable routine surveillance and epidemiological investigation to solve a problem of the measles elimination.
Key Words: Elimination, Measles, Outbreak, Reproduction number


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