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SPOTLIGHT ON MEASLES 2010: A MEASLES OUTBREAK IN A ROMA POPULATION IN PULAWY, EASTERN POLAND, JUNE TO AUGUST 2009
Author(s): H Orlikova, J Rogalska, E Kazanowska-Zielinska, T Jankowski, J Slodzinski, B Kess, P Stefanoff
Abstract:

We describe a local indigenous outbreak of measles in a susceptible Roma community, which occurred in Pulawy, a town of 50,000 citizens in the Lubelskie province (eastern Poland) during summer 2009.

Keywords: Lubelskie , measles , Poland , Pulawy
Measles outbreak in Bulgaria: poor maternal educational attainment as a risk factor for medical complications
Author(s): Lim T-A, Marinova L, Kojouharova M, Tsolova S, Semenza C J
Abstract:

An 8-year era of interrupted indigenous measles transmission in Bulgaria came to an end in April 2009 when a large epidemic occurred that would eventually claim 24 253 cases and 24 deaths; infants, children and young adults of the Roma community were disproportionally affected. Compared with Western Europe, case-fatality rate and proportion of medical complications were uncharacteristically high.

Severe Measles, Vitamin A Deficiency, and the Roma Community in Europe
Author(s): Clea Melenotte, Philippe Brouqui, and Elisabeth Botelho-Nevers
Abstract:

The Roma community in Europe is a subgroup of the Romani people, whose origins are in northern India and who have been known in English-speaking countries as “gypsies.” Measles outbreaks, including severe cases, were reported in the European Roma community during 2008-2010 (1,2).

Factors influencing uptake of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization in site-dwelling Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (G&T) communities: a qualitativ
Author(s): P. Newton, D. M. Smith
Abstract:

Background

Increasing immunization in the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (G&T) community is a key priority for improving health outcomes in this community. This study aimed to explore G&T parents: (1) beliefs about childhood immunization; (2) beliefs about the risks of immunization and non-immunization; (3) perceived obstacles to, and facilitators of, immunization and (4) views on increasing immunization levels.

Keywords: immunization , measles , mumps , rubella