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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

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Imported Measles and Implications for Its Elimination in Taiwan

Wen-Yueh ChengComments to Author , Chen-Fu Yang, Yu-Ting Hou, Shih-Chuan Wang, Hsiu-Li Chang, Hsien-Ya Chiu, En-Tzu Wang, and Ho-Sheng Wu
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan

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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 a

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.

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