Measles surveillance in Nigeria: Enough information for policy making?

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Abstract

Data collected through routine surveillance of measles cases will ideally be used to make policy decisions for vaccination programs. Nigeria has recently implemented a passive surveillance system for measles. Results indicate increasing measles cases in Southwest Nigeria but this may or may not indicate a true increase in measles cases. Only very basic assessments of the logistics of the system have been conducted. Further investigations of the quality of the data and performance of reporting sites must be made to determine the reliability of information being generated by the surveillance system before conclusions can be drawn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbertru060
Pages (from-to)311-312
Number of pages2
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume108
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Measles
  • Nigeria
  • Surveillance
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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