Figure 1. A) Timetable of 53 measles cases reported in Taiwan from week 45 of 2008 to week 21 of 2009. Each cell in the timetable represents 1 case; each case is identified with an identification number followed by a letter that represents the hospital (uppercase) or clinic (lowercase) that reported the case. Cases 1–8, 9–21, 22–24, 25–33, 34–35, 36–45, 46–48, and 49–50 belong to clusters 1 through 8, respectively, and cells within a cluster are the same color. Cases 51–53 were from 3 sporadic cases and are not colored. The case numbers peaked during the eighth week of 2009, with 8 cases distributed through northern (hospital D), central (hospital E), and southern (hospitals F and P) Taiwan; these cases originated from 4 importation chains. B) Locations of hospitals involved in measles outbreaks. *Hospital was involved in nosocomial transmission.
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.