Measles outbreak in a refugee settlement in Calais, France: January to February 2016

Publié le 1 Mars 2016
Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2019

We report a measles outbreak in a refugee settlement in Calais, France, between 5 January and 11 February 2016. In total, 13 confirmed measles cases were identified among migrants, healthcare workers in hospital and volunteers working on site. A large scale vaccination campaign was carried out in the settlement within two weeks of outbreak notification. In total, 60% of the estimated target population of 3,500 refugees was vaccinated during the week-long campaign.

Auteur : Jones G, Haeghebaert S, Merlin B, Antona D, Simon N, Elmouden M, Battist F, Janssens M, Wyndels K, Chaud P
Eurosurveillance, 2016, vol. 21, n°. 11, p. pii=30167