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Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020
Synopsis

Challenges to Achieving Measles Elimination, Georgia, 2013–2018

Nino KhetsurianiComments to Author , Ketevan Sanadze, Rusudan Chlikadze, Nazibrola Chitadze, Tamar Dolakidze, Tamta Komakhidze, Lia Jabidze, Shahin Huseynov, Myriam Ben Mamou, Claude Muller, Khatuna Zakhashvili, and Judith M. Hübschen
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (N. Khetsuriani); CDC South Caucasus Office, Tbilisi, Georgia (N. Khetsuriani); National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Tbilisi (K. Sanadze, R. Chlikadze, N. Chitadze, T. Dolakidze, T. Komakhidze, L. Jabidze, K. Zakhashvili); South Caucasus Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, Tbilisi (T. Komakhidze); World Health Organization European Regional Office, Copenhagen, Denmark (S. Huseynov, M. Ben Mamou); World Health Organization European Regional Reference Laboratory for Measles and Rubella, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (C. Muller, J.M. Hübschen)

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Table 2

Measles transmission sources for adult and child case-patients, by age group of measles case-patients, Georgia, 2013–2014*

Age of measles case-patients Age group of measles source, no. (%)
Adult (>15 y) Child (<15 y)
All ages, n = 1,157
778 (67.2)
379 (32.8)
Children <15 y, n = 545 282 (51.7) 263 (48.3)
<1 y, n = 151 118 (78.2) 33 (21.8)
<6 mo, n = 48 43 (89.6) 5 (10.4)
1–14 y, n = 394 164 (41.6) 230 (58.4)
1–4 y, n = 168 69 (41.1) 99 (58.9)
5–9 y, n = 112 35 (31.3) 77 (68.7)
10–14 y, n = 114
60 (52.6)
54 (47.4)
Adults >15 y, n = 612 496 (81.1) 116 (18.9)
15–19 y, n = 158 117 (74.1) 41 (25.9)
20–24 y, n = 145 128 (88.3) 17 (11.7)
25–29 y, n = 127 108 (85.0) 19 (15.0)
>30 y, n = 182 143 (78.6) 39 (21.4)

*Includes 1,157 cases reported during 2013–-2014 for which the age group of the measles transmission source (adults age >15 y vs. children age <15 y) could be established from the available surveillance data.

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