We describe a nosocomial outbreak of measles that occurred in an Italian hospital during the first months of 2017, involving 35 persons and including healthcare workers, support personnel working in the hospital, visitors and community contacts. Late diagnosis of the first case, support personnel not being promptly recognised as hospital workers and diffusion of the infection in the emergency department had a major role in sustaining this outbreak.

A nosocomial measles outbreak in Italy, February-April 2017

Porretta, A.;Aquino, F.;Pieve, G.;Pistello, M.;Privitera, G. P.;Lopalco, P. L.
2017

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We describe a nosocomial outbreak of measles that occurred in an Italian hospital during the first months of 2017, involving 35 persons and including healthcare workers, support personnel working in the hospital, visitors and community contacts. Late diagnosis of the first case, support personnel not being promptly recognised as hospital workers and diffusion of the infection in the emergency department had a major role in sustaining this outbreak.
Porretta, A.; Quattrone, F.; Aquino, F.; Pieve, G.; Bruni, B.; Gemignani, G.; Vatteroni, M. L.; Pistello, M.; Privitera, G. P.; Lopalco, P. L.
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