oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A pilot measles vaccination campaign in general practice in Zambia

Volume 11, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



There is some evidence that the ""measles"" which occurs in Broken Hill is not an aetiologically homogeneous disease, but has two components. Only one component is the ""true measles"" recognised in Europeans; the other larger component (""pseudo-measles"") is possibly an arbor-virus infection and is important in that neither vaccination nor a previous attack confers immunity. As pseudo-measles resembles measles descriptionbed in other parts of Africa epidemiologically, it is suggested that thorough studies of the local problems are essential before embarking on a measles vaccination campaign.

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