Measles: Epidemiology and Control of Measles in the Gweru Urban District in Zimbabwe

Tawanda Marufu (Editor)
University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe

Seter Siziya, PhD (Editor)
The Copperbelt University, School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Public Health Unit, Ndola, Zambia

Mazyanga L. Mazaba-Liwewe (Editor)
The Health Press, Zambia National Public Health Institute, Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: TEC021000

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Measles is a disease of public health importance that is associated with high morbidity and mortality particularly in developing countries. In recent years widespread application of measles vaccine among children has led to decline in morbidity and mortality attributed to measles. In the city of Gweru in Zimbabwe operations research was carried on the epidemiology and control of measles. On account of these studies, a seven year multiple dose measles vaccination intervention was carried out in Gweru in 1990-1996. The results of this intervention played a significant role in the debate that led to the adoption of the WHO/UNICEF current policy on use of multiple dose measles vaccination strategies in the control of measles in developing countries. A critical lesson that has arisen from the Gweru city measles operations research effort has been that fairly low cost, simple research makes a world of difference in providing insight into the epidemiology and control of locally endemic disease conditions. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Epidemiology and Control of Measles in Gweru City Urban District in Zimbabwe
Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Mazyanga L. Mazaba, and Joav Merrick

Section One: Epidemiology of Measles 1960-1989

Chapter 2. Impact of Vaccination on Measles Transmission Patterns
Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya and Willard Tinago

Chapter 3. Changes in Rates of Measles Transmission and Force of Infection
Tawanda Marufu, Willard Tinago and Seter Siziya

Chapter 4. Challenges Posed by Changes in Measles Transmission Patterns
Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Mufuta Tshimanga, Elizabeth Xaba, Chris Ruwodo, Zenzo Silape, Tsitsi Baye, and Melisa Hhlazo

Chapter 5. Questioning the Level of Efficacy of the Measles Vaccine in use in Zimbabwe
Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Boniface Manyame, Elizabeth Xaba, Zenzo Silape-Marufu, Perpetua Zimbizi, Chris Ruwodo, Elizabeth Mason, Reginald B Matchaba-Hove, and Oliver Mudyarabikwa

Section Two: Use of Multiple Dose Measles Vaccination Strategies in the Control of Measles

Chapter 6. Impact of Multiple Dose Measles Vaccination on Measles Transmission Patterns
Tawanda Marufu and Seter Siziya

Chapter 7. Comparison of Protection Afforded by Single Measles Vaccination and Late Revaccination Schedules
Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Mufuta Tshimanga, Shiva Murugasampillay, and Elizabeth Mason

Chapter 8. Comparison of Impact of Single Dose and Multiple Dose Measles Vaccination Strategies on Measles Transmission Patterns
Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya and Willard Tinago

Section Three: Complicated Measles and Mortality

Chapter 9. Factors Associated with Secular Trends in Mortality Attributed to Measles
Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya and Kaka Mudambo

Chapter 10. Factors Associated with Measles Complications
Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Mufuta Tshimanga, Shiva Murugasampillay, Elizabeth Mason, and Boniface Manyame

Chapter 11. Secular Changes in Rates of Respiratory Complications and Diarrhoea among Measles Cases
Tawanda Marufu and Seter Siziya

Chapter 12. Impact of Malnutrition and Measles Mortality on Children under Five Years of Age
Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya and Willard Tinago

Section Four: Acknowledgements

Chapter 13. About the Editors

Chapter 14. About the College of Health Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe

Chapter 15. About the School of Medicine, Copperbelt University in Ndola, Zambia

Chapter 16. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Chapter 17. About the Book Series "Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies”

Section Four: Index

Index

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