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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 2

Measles cases by clinical and laboratory case classification, the Netherlands, 1999-2000

Clinical case classification Number Number providing
biological samples Positive laboratory
confirmation
Confirmed 110 41 34a
Suspected 103 10 5a
Noncase
369
48
5b
Total 582 99c 44

aAll 12 clinically confirmed and suspected cases without laboratory confirmation had no rash until 3-20 days after sampling.
bDetails on these 5 persons are in Table 4.
cHere, 99 persons with laboratory case classification are shown instead of 100 as in Table 1, since 1 person did not provide blood and throat swab specimens, but only saliva and urine.

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