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Table 1 Measles outbreaks reported in Iran from 2006 to 2016. 2–14 years after the MR campaign and the onset of two-doses MMR immunization program

From: Measles and rubella serosusceptibity among population vaccinated with different schedules: the potential impact on measles-rubella elimination in Iran

Author/ reported province Years of outbreaks No of cases Involved age groups vaccination status
Nejati J, et al./ Sistan- Baluchestan [12] 2006–11 456 cases All age groups:
48% in < 5 yrs.
34% in 5–9 yrs
One dose: 11.2%
2-dose: 27.8%,
not vaccinated: 55.1%
Izadi s
southeast of Iran [13]
2009–10 126 cases (2 main outbreaks) All age groups
42% ≥ 7 yrs.
6.3% > 20 yrs
2-dose vaccine efficacy =74.2%
Moghaddam [14]
Fars
2012 7 cases 11mo - 35 yr 2-dose: 3case,
Non-vaccinated: 2 cases
Karami M [15]
National level
2012–2014 2012:232 cases 2014: 142 cases All age groups 22.7%: < 12 mo
19.3%: vaccinated
36.5%: non-vaccinated
Piri N [ 16] National level 2014–2016 759 cases 31.1%: < 1 yr
13.2%: 1–4 y
20.4% < 12 mo
23.3%: vaccinated
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