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Mumps and rubella surveillance in Victoria, 1993 to 2000

Guy, Rebecca J., Andrews, Ross M., Robinson, Priscilla M. and Lambert, Stephen B. (2003). Mumps and rubella surveillance in Victoria, 1993 to 2000. Communicable Diseases Intelligence,27(1):94-99.

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Title Mumps and rubella surveillance in Victoria, 1993 to 2000
Author Guy, Rebecca J.
Andrews, Ross M.
Robinson, Priscilla M.
Lambert, Stephen B.
Journal Name Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Publication Date 2003
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1447-4514   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 94
End Page 99
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher Australian Government. Department of Health and Ageing. Office of Health Protection, Surveillance Branch
Language English
Field of Research 1103 - Clinical Sciences
1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Despite improving childhood coverage of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) in Victoria during the 1990s, mumps and rubella notifications in age groups eligible for vaccination persisted. This study reviewed the mumps and rubella surveillance data from 1993 to 2000 with a specific focus on method of diagnosis. There were 474 notifications of mumps over the seven-year period (annual median 61, range 40 to 77) and 3,544 notifications of rubella (annual median 297, range 66 to 1,165). The highest notifications rates for mumps were consistently among the 1-4 and 5-9 year age groups, whereas there was a marked change in the age distribution of rubella notifications during this interval. A large rubella outbreak occurred in 1995 with 1,165 notifications; the highest notification rates were males aged 15-24 years, infants under one year of age (males and females), and those aged 5-14 years (males and females), respectively. The susceptibility of 5-24 year olds reflects historical changes to the Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule. Rubella notifications returned to baseline levels in 1998 with the highest notification rates in infants aged under one year, and children aged 1-4 years. For both mumps and rubella, the majority of notifications for all age groups were clinically diagnosed, and were most common in children.
Keywords Mumps
Rubella
Immunisation
Surveillance
Additional Notes Current title: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report (ISSN: 1447-4514 (print) 1445-4866 (online))
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