Objective The data of measles reported by the measles surveillance system in Zhejiang Province. Methods From January,2001 to December,2003,the data of measles were analyzed to direct the measles control in the futrue. Results The results showed that the average measles incidence rate in 2001-2003 was higher than that of 1998-2000.Both the sporadic and epidemic measles in some districts existed at the same time and the reported measles cases extensively distributed in all districts of Zhejiang Province. The measles in some districts had affected the measles morbidity of the whole Province. The prevalent season was from March to June,the incidence of measles between 0-2 years old and between 6-8 years old groups were higher than that of the other age groups. Conclusion We concluded that 30% of the total measles cases were not immunized and 30% without vaccination records through analyzing the measles cases vaccination history.The age distribution and vaccination status of measles cases remind that the routine immunization service should be strengthened,at the same time the measles campaign should be implemented to adult. In addition,prefecting measles surveillance system must be taken.
Chinese Journal of Vaccines and Immunization
Analysis of epidemiology