A measles outbreak occurred from November 2015 to April 2016 in two northern Italian regions, affecting the Roma/Sinti ethnic population and nosocomial setting. Overall, 67 cases were reported. Median age of 43 cases in three Roma/Sinti camps was four years, nosocomial cases were mainly adults. The outbreak was caused by a new measles virus B-3.1 variant. Immunisation resources and strategies should be directed at groups with gaps in vaccine coverage, e.g. Roma/Sinti and healthcare workers. Despite a national goal to eliminate measles by 2015, Italy is one of 18 European Region Member States where endemic transmission of measles has not been interrupted [1]. We report here a recent measles outbreak in northern Italy (Figure 1) affecting the Roma/Sinti ethnic population and the nosocomial setting.

Outbreak of a new measles B3 variant in the Roma/Sinti population, with transmission in the nosocomial setting, Italy, November 2015-April 2016 / A. Filia, A. Amendola, M. Faccini, M. Del Manso, S. Senatore, S. Bianchi, B.M. Borrini, A. Ciampelli, E. Tanzi, M.T. Filipponi, G. Piccirilli, T. Lazzarotto, M.G. Pascucci, M. Baggieri, F. Magurano. - In: EUROSURVEILLANCE. - ISSN 1560-7917. - 21:20(2016), pp. 2-6. [10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.20.30235]

Outbreak of a new measles B3 variant in the Roma/Sinti population, with transmission in the nosocomial setting, Italy, November 2015-April 2016

A. Amendola
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S. Bianchi;E. Tanzi;
2016

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A measles outbreak occurred from November 2015 to April 2016 in two northern Italian regions, affecting the Roma/Sinti ethnic population and nosocomial setting. Overall, 67 cases were reported. Median age of 43 cases in three Roma/Sinti camps was four years, nosocomial cases were mainly adults. The outbreak was caused by a new measles virus B-3.1 variant. Immunisation resources and strategies should be directed at groups with gaps in vaccine coverage, e.g. Roma/Sinti and healthcare workers. Despite a national goal to eliminate measles by 2015, Italy is one of 18 European Region Member States where endemic transmission of measles has not been interrupted [1]. We report here a recent measles outbreak in northern Italy (Figure 1) affecting the Roma/Sinti ethnic population and the nosocomial setting.
measles; outbreaks; Surveillance; vaccine-preventable diseases; laboratory surveillance; healthcare-associated infections
Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica
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