Herd Immunity and Measles


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Kuscu F. , TUTUNCU E. E.

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS, cilt.4, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/mjima.2015.1
  • Dergi Adı: MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS

Özet

The term "herd immunity" is an immunization concept that refers to a means of protecting a whole population from an infectious disease by immunizing a certain percent of a population. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease. Measles vaccine failure may lead to outbreaks. In this article, basic herd immunity concepts and measles immunization practices are reviewed.