Measles Case-based Surveillance and Outbreak response in Nigeria; An Update for Clinicians and Public Health Professionals

  • EE Isere
  • AA Fatiregun
Keywords: Measles surveillance, Outbreak response, Clinicians, Nigeria.

Abstract

The Federal Ministry of Health recommendations for response during measles epidemics in Nigeria previously focused on case management using antibiotics and Vitamin. A supplements and did not include outbreak response
immunization (ORI) campaigns. However, with the revision of the existing national technical guideline on measles casebased surveillance and outbreak response in Nigeria in 2012 in line with the World Health Organization  recommendation on response to measles outbreak in measles mortality reduction settings, there is a need to  update members of the Nigerian public health community on these revisions to ensure appropriate implementation and compliance. This article therefore seeks to provide clinicians and other public health professionals in Nigeria with updates on recent developments in measles case-based surveillance and outbreak response in Nigeria.

Keywords: Measles surveillance, Outbreak response, Clinicians, Nigeria.

Published
2014-09-15
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Articles

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