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Folia Medica Indonesiana

ISSN 0303-7932

Vol. 38 / No. 3 / Published : 2002-07

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Review article measles: reassessment of current problems

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      Measles still accounts for 10% of global mortality from all causes among children less than 5 years and compose approximately 800.000 deaths annually. This represents of 50% deaths annually caused by vaccine-preventable diseases in childhood. The high mortality and morbidity of measles arise from the nature and the highly contagious character of the disease. There are two main problems in measles, clinical and epidemiological side, including the possibility to eradicate measles globally. A patient with rash will present grave responsibility to the doctor, since rashes of various exanthematous diseases are so similar in appearance and an error in diagnosis may have a profound effect on the patient, the contacts, and the community. The immunosuppression by the virus and acute or late clinical complications are responsible for the high mortality of cases. Mortality can be prevented by means of immunization. Failures to deliver doses of measles vaccine to all infants remain the primary reason for high measles morbidity. The similarity in concept of eradication and surveillance of measles and poliomyelitis had shed a light in reduction, elimination and further eradication of measles. With the success of polio eradication in Indonesia, we should step into the eradication of measles in Indonesia.

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      measles, acute exanthematous diseases, surveillance, outbreak investigation, eradication ,

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