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Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013

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Lessons and Challenges for Measles Control from Unexpected Large Outbreak, Malawi

Andrea MinettiComments to Author , Matthew Kagoli, Agnes Katsulukuta, Helena Huerga, Amber Featherstone, Hazel Chiotcha, Delphine Noel, Cameron Bopp, Laurent Sury, Renzo Fricke, Marta Iscla, Northan Hurtado, Tanya Ducomble, Sarala Nicholas, Storn Kabuluzi, Rebecca F. Grais, and Francisco J. Luquero
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Epicentre, Paris, France (A. Minetti, H. Huerga, D. Noel, S. Nicholas, R.F Grais, F.J. Luquero); Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi (M. Kagoli, A. Katsulukuta, S. Kabuluzi); Médecins Sans Frontières, Lilongwe (A. Featherstone, H. Chiotcha, C. Bopp); Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France (L. Sury, N. Hurtado); Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium (R. Fricke, T. Ducomble); Médecins Sans Frontières, Barcelona, Spain (M. Iscla)

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Table 2

Measles vaccination coverage estimates in 8 districts, Malawi, 2010*

Vaccination coverage, age group
Estimates, % (95% CI)
Blantyre
Chiradzulu
Lilongwe
Mzimba
Thyolo
Mangochi
Bal-Mach
Routine EPI vaccination, 9 mo–15 y 98 (96–98) 99 (98–99) 95 (92–97) 95 (93–97) 97 (96–98) 96 (95–97) 98 (97–99)
MoH/MSF reactive campaign, 6 mo–15 y 93 (91–94) 98 (97–98) 96 (94–97) 92 (90–94) 97 (95–97) 96 (95–98) 96 (94–97)
SIA October 2008, 9 mo–5 y 47 (40–54) 57 (52–63) 60 (55–65) 47 (41–53) 69 (64–74) 63 (57–68) 6 (63–74)

*Bal-Mach, Balaka-Machinga; EPI, Expanded Program on Immunization; MoH/MSF, Ministry of Health/ Médecins Sans Frontières; SIA, supplementary immunization activity.

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