Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Online ISSN : 1884-2836
Print ISSN : 1344-6304
ISSN-L : 1344-6304
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Epidemiological Outbreaks of Measles Virus in Kazakhstan during 2015
Arman AbeevAssylbek ZhylkibayevDinara KamalovaNadezhda KushevaGauhar NusupbaevaNazim TleumbetovaManar SmagulSarkit BeissenovaSaltanat AubakirovaZhuldiz KassenovaBalzira DemessinovaAltay AmanbayevYerlan RamankulovAlexander Shevtsov
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2018 Volume 71 Issue 5 Pages 354-359


This study involved epidemiological surveillance of the measles virus (MV) in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan during 2015–2016. We detected MV genotype D8 in this season of measles outbreak. A total of 2,341 cases were registered and 19 were identified by genotyping. Sixteen of these samples were attributed to subgroup A of genotype D8, while 3 imported cases were represented by genotypes B3 and H1. Analysis of vaccination coverage showed that a large group of infected people were not vaccinated or did not have a reliable report on their vaccination status. This issue might increase the morbidity rate among the healthy population in outbreak seasons. To prevent the incidence caused by this problem, we have successfully introduced epidemiologic measures for the control of measles.

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