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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 3

Attack rates (ARs) for clinically confirmed and suspected measles cases among pupils and their household contacts, by sex, vaccination history, history of measles, and susceptibility, the Netherlands, 1999-2000

Pupils
Household members
Total
n Cases AR (%) n Cases AR (%) n (%) Cases AR (%)
Sex
Male 129 69 (53) 174 38 (22) 303 (52) 107 (35)
Female 126 69 (55) 153 37 (24) 279 (48) 106 (38)
Vaccination historya
Vaccinated 25 0 (0) 4 0 (0) 29 (5) 0 (0)
Unvaccinated 230 138 (62) 48 24 (50) 278 (48) 162 (58)
Unknown 0 0 (0) 275 51 (18) 275 (47) 51 (19)
History of measles
Yes 69 1 (2) 192 0 (0) 261 (54) 1 (0)
No 168 133 (79) 39 26 (67) 207 (36) 159 (77)
Unknown 18 4 (31) 96 49 (47) 114 (20) 53 (45)
Susceptibilityb
Yes 146 133 (91) 28 24 (86) 174 (30) 157 (90)
No 92 1 (1) 195 0 (0) 287 (49) 1 (0)
Unknown
17
4
(31)
104
51
(49)
121
(21)
54
(45)
Total 255 138 (54) 327 75 (23) 582 (100) 213 (37)

aVaccination history for pupils according to Provincial Vaccine Administration records, for nonpupils according to questionnaire.
bSusceptibility of pupils: with no recorded measles-containing vaccination(s) and with no reported history of measles. Susceptibility of nonpupils: with no reported measles-containing vaccination(s) and with no reported history of measles for those born in 1986 or later.

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