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Volume 7, Number 7—June 2001

Research

Measles Outbreak in a Community with Very Low Vaccine Coverage, the Netherlands

Susan van den Hof*Comments to Author , Christine M.A. Meffre*, Marina A.E. Conyn-van Spaendonck*, Frits Woonink†, Hester E. de Melker*, and Rob S. van Binnendijk*
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands; †Public Health Service Southeast Utrecht, Zeist, the Netherlands

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Table 1

Participation in measles outbreak investigation, the Netherlands, 1999-2000

Pupils
(n = 412)
Household members
(n = 375)a
Total
(n = 787)
Sources n % n % n %
Questionnaire and biological samplesb 50 (12) 36 (10) 86 (11)
Questionnaire 197 (48) 16 (4) 213 (27)
Limited information and biological samples 0 (0) 14 (4) 14 (2)
Limited information (August only) 8 (2) 261 (70) 269 (34)
No information 157 (38) 48 (13) 205 (26)

a Number of household members not attending the elementary school of the 255 participating pupils.
bQuestionnaires for all 86 participants from whom questionnaires and biological sample(s) were collected both in July and August.

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