Vaccination of healthcare workers (HCWs) against measles is strongly recommended in Europe. In this study, we examined the impact of measles on Italian HCWs by systematically and quantitatively analyzing measles cases involving HCWs over time and by identifying the epidemiological characteristics of the respective measles outbreaks. We retrieved data on measles cases from the Italian national integrated measles and rubella surveillance system from January 2013 to May 2019. Additionally, we performed a systematic review of the literature and an analysis of the measles and rubella aggregate outbreaks reporting forms from 2014 to 2018. Our review suggests that preventing measles infection among HCWs in disease outbreaks may be crucial for the elimination of measles in Italy. National policies aiming to increase HCW immunization rates are fundamental to the protection of HCWs and patients, will limit the economic impact of outbreaks on the institutions affected and will help achieve the elimination goal.

Measles among healthcare workers in Italy. Is it time to act? / Baccolini, V.; Sindoni, A.; Adamo, G.; Rosso, A.; Massimi, A.; Bella, A.; Filia, A.; Magurano, F.; Marzuillo, C.; Villari, P.; De Vito, C.. - In: HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS. - ISSN 2164-5515. - (2020), pp. 1-10. [10.1080/21645515.2020.1737458]

Measles among healthcare workers in Italy. Is it time to act?

Baccolini V.
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Sindoni A.;Adamo G.;Rosso A.;Massimi A.;Marzuillo C.;Villari P.;De Vito C.
2020

Abstract

Vaccination of healthcare workers (HCWs) against measles is strongly recommended in Europe. In this study, we examined the impact of measles on Italian HCWs by systematically and quantitatively analyzing measles cases involving HCWs over time and by identifying the epidemiological characteristics of the respective measles outbreaks. We retrieved data on measles cases from the Italian national integrated measles and rubella surveillance system from January 2013 to May 2019. Additionally, we performed a systematic review of the literature and an analysis of the measles and rubella aggregate outbreaks reporting forms from 2014 to 2018. Our review suggests that preventing measles infection among HCWs in disease outbreaks may be crucial for the elimination of measles in Italy. National policies aiming to increase HCW immunization rates are fundamental to the protection of HCWs and patients, will limit the economic impact of outbreaks on the institutions affected and will help achieve the elimination goal.
2020
healthcare workers; italy; measles; outbreaks; review
01 Pubblicazione su rivista::01g Articolo di rassegna (Review)
Measles among healthcare workers in Italy. Is it time to act? / Baccolini, V.; Sindoni, A.; Adamo, G.; Rosso, A.; Massimi, A.; Bella, A.; Filia, A.; Magurano, F.; Marzuillo, C.; Villari, P.; De Vito, C.. - In: HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS. - ISSN 2164-5515. - (2020), pp. 1-10. [10.1080/21645515.2020.1737458]
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