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Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015


Extensive Nosocomial Transmission of Measles Originating in Cruise Ship Passenger, Sardinia, Italy, 2014

Antonietta FiliaComments to Author , Antonino Bella, Giovanna Cadeddu, Maria Rafaela Milia, Martina Del Manso, Maria Cristina Rota, Fabio Magurano, Loredana Nicoletti, and Silvia Declich
Author affiliations: Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (A. Filia, A. Bella, M. Del Manso, M.C. Rota, F. Magurano, L. Nicoletti, S. Declich); Local Health Unit 7, Carbonia, Sardinia, Italy (G. Cadeddu, M.R. Milia)

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Complications in 80 case-patients during a measles outbreak linked to a cruise ship passenger, Sardinia, Italy, February–July 2014

Complication No. (%) case-patients
Diarrhea 22 (27.5)
Keratoconjunctivitis 9 (11.3)
Hepatitis* 8 (10.0)
Otitis media 7 (8.8)
Pneumonia 7 (8.8)
Stomatitis 7 (8.8)
Laryngotracheobronchitis 3 (3.8)
Respiratory insufficiency 2 (2.5)
Other 2 (2.5)

*Increased levels of aminotransferases but no jaundice.

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