Despite the WHO target for measles and rubella elimination in 2015, outbreaks still occur in all WHO Regions. After a description of the epidemiological situation of measles and rubella worldwide and especially in Europe, this paper aims to provide a detailed analysis of the current epidemiological context of Italy. The surge in the number of measles cases since the beginning of 2017, together with vaccination coverage still far from the 95% target, requires priority actions to be taken to achieve the elimination goals. Alongside the recently approved decree reintroducing compulsory vaccinations for school admissions, further measures are needed and should include the increase in the commitment of the 21 Regions; the implementation of supplemental immunization activities; improving the communication skills of health care workers; ensuring an effective communication with citizens; the enhancement of the surveillance network.

[The elimination of measles and rubella in Italy] / Adamo, Giovanna; Sturabotti, Giulia; De Soccio, Pasquale; Prencipe, Grazia Pia; Sciarra, Iliana; Baccolini, Valentina; Massimi, Azzurra; Marzuillo, Carolina; Iannazzo, Stefania; Villari, Paolo. - In: IGIENE E SANITÀ PUBBLICA. - ISSN 0019-1639. - 73:5(2017), pp. 429-442.

[The elimination of measles and rubella in Italy]

Adamo, Giovanna;Sturabotti, Giulia;De Soccio, Pasquale;Prencipe, Grazia Pia;Sciarra, Iliana;Baccolini, Valentina;Massimi, Azzurra;Marzuillo, Carolina;Villari, Paolo
2017

Abstract

Despite the WHO target for measles and rubella elimination in 2015, outbreaks still occur in all WHO Regions. After a description of the epidemiological situation of measles and rubella worldwide and especially in Europe, this paper aims to provide a detailed analysis of the current epidemiological context of Italy. The surge in the number of measles cases since the beginning of 2017, together with vaccination coverage still far from the 95% target, requires priority actions to be taken to achieve the elimination goals. Alongside the recently approved decree reintroducing compulsory vaccinations for school admissions, further measures are needed and should include the increase in the commitment of the 21 Regions; the implementation of supplemental immunization activities; improving the communication skills of health care workers; ensuring an effective communication with citizens; the enhancement of the surveillance network.
measles; rubella; elimination; italy
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[The elimination of measles and rubella in Italy] / Adamo, Giovanna; Sturabotti, Giulia; De Soccio, Pasquale; Prencipe, Grazia Pia; Sciarra, Iliana; Baccolini, Valentina; Massimi, Azzurra; Marzuillo, Carolina; Iannazzo, Stefania; Villari, Paolo. - In: IGIENE E SANITÀ PUBBLICA. - ISSN 0019-1639. - 73:5(2017), pp. 429-442.
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