Measles cases during ebola outbreak, West Africa, 2013–2106

Francesca Colavita, Mirella Biava, Concetta Castilletti, Serena Quartu, Francesco Vairo, Claudia Caglioti, Chiara Agrati, Eleonora Lalle, Licia Bordi, Simone Lanini, Michela Delli Guanti, Rossella Miccio, Giuseppe Ippolito, Maria R. Capobianchi, Antonino Di Caro, Antonella Vulcano, Carolina Venditti, Paola Zaccaro, Antonio Mazzarelli, Angela CannasSabrina Coen, Silvia Meschi, Claudia Minosse, Roberta Roberta, Maria Beatrice Valli, Germana Grassi, Daniele Lapa, The Lazzaro Spallanzani Institute for Research and Health Care Ebola Virus Disease Sierra Leone Study Group

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The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa caused breakdowns in public health systems, which might have caused outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. We tested 80 patients admitted to an Ebola treatment center in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for measles. These patients were negative for Ebola virus. Measles virus IgM was detected in 13 (16%) of the patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1037
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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