An ongoing measles outbreak in the federation of bosnia and herzegovina, 2014 to 2015

M. Hukic, J. Ravlija, Siddika E Karakas, M. Mulaomerovic, A. Dedeic Ljubovic, I. Salimovic-Besic, M. Seremet, S. Ahmetagic, A. Comor, E. Feric

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Abstract

Between January 2014 and the beginning of February 2015, the Federal Institute of Public Health in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported 3,804 measles cases. Notable transmission has been observed in three Central Bosnia Canton municipalities: Bugojno, Fojnica and Travnik. Most cases were unvaccinated 2,680 (70%) or of unknown vaccination status 755 (20%). Health authorities have been checking vaccination records and performing necessary prevention measures. The epidemic is still ongoing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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    Hukic, M., Ravlija, J., Karakas, S. E., Mulaomerovic, M., Dedeic Ljubovic, A., Salimovic-Besic, I., Seremet, M., Ahmetagic, S., Comor, A., & Feric, E. (2015). An ongoing measles outbreak in the federation of bosnia and herzegovina, 2014 to 2015. Eurosurveillance, 20(9). https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES2015.20.9.21047