Measles outbreak on a cruise ship in the western Mediterranean, February 2014, preliminary report

S. Lanini, M. R. Capobianchi, V. Puro, A. Filia, M. Del Manso, T. Kärki, L. Nicoletti, F. Magurano, T. Derrough, E. Severi, S. Bonfigli, F. N. Lauria, G. Ippolito, L. Vellucci, M. G. Pompa

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Abstract

A measles outbreak occurred in February 2014 on a ship cruising the western Mediterranean Sea.Overall27 cases were reported: 21 crew members, four passengers. For two cases the status crew or passenger was unknown. Genotype B3 was identified. Because of different nationalities of cases and persons on board, the event qualified as a cross-border health threat. The Italian Ministry of Health coordinated rapid response. Alerts wereposted through the Early Warning and Response System.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume19
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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