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FRANCESCO VITALE

Post-vaccine measles in a child with concomitant influenza, Sicily, Italy, March 2015

  • Autori: Tramuto, F.; Dones, P.; D’Angelo, C.; Casuccio, N.; Vitale, F.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)

Abstract

We describe the occurrence of measles in an 18 monthold patient in Sicily, Italy, in March 2015, who received the first dose of a measles-containing vaccine seven days before onset of prodromal symptoms. Measles virus infection was confirmed by PCR and detection of specific immunoglobulin; viral genotyping permitted the confirmation of a vaccine-associated illness. The patient had a concurrent influenza virus infection, during a seasonal epidemic outbreak of influenza.

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