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The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin

Other title

Disease Control Bulletin

Creator

Territory Health Services, Centre for Disease Control

Collection

Northern Territory disease control bulletin; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Northern Territory disease control bulletin

Date

2000-09

Location

Casuarina

Notes

Date:2000-09; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Communicable diseases; Reporting; Northern Territory; Statistics; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Casuarina

Series

Northern Territory disease control bulletin

Volume

v. 7 no. 3

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1440-883X

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/233799

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/655821

Page content

10 The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin Vol 7, No. 3 September 2000 A total of 807 MMR immunisations were given (202 on 10 September 1999, 410 on 21 September 1999 and 195 on 4 October 1999). MMR vaccine coverage was 95% for East Timorese evacuees aged 6 months to 30 years resident at Kalymnios camp from 10 September to 9 October 1999. All East Timorese children with confirmed measles were hospitalised. The mean length of stay was 4.71 days (range 2-13 days). Seven children were malnourished as defined by a weight for age z score less than -2.0 (Table 4). Table 4 Nutritional status of East Timorese children with confirmed measles at admission * Weight for age standard deviation score Standard weight for age Weight for age standard deviation score < -2.0, Weight for height standard deviation score < -2.0 Thirteen children (87%) with confirmed measles had clinical complications (Table 5). There were no long term sequelae and all children were discharged after full recovery. There were no cases of laryngotracheobronchitis, febrile convulsions, encephalomyelitis, stomatitis, candidiasis, or pyoderma. There were no deaths and no children had clinical signs of vitamin A deficiency. Table 5 Measles complications in hospitalised East Timorese children with confirmed measles by nutritional status *Weight for age standard deviation score < -2.0 Weight for age standard deviation score > -2.0 Table 2 Laboratory results for laboratory and clinically confirmed measles cases *Measles specific immunoglobulin-M, Measles specific reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction Table 3 Laboratory results for unvaccinated and vaccinated confirmed measles cases *Measles specific immunoglobulin-M, Measles specific reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction IgM* positive RT-PCR positive IgM positive, RT-PCR negative IgM negative RT-PCR positive IgM negative RT-PCR negative IgM positive RT-PCR not performed Total Laboratory confirmed measles 10 0 2 0 2 14 Clinically confirmed measles 0 0 0 3 0 3 Total 10 0 2 3 2 17 Case no IgM* positive RT-PCR positive IgM positive, RT-PCR negative IgM negative RT-PCR positive IgM negative RT-PCR negative IgM positive RT-PCR not performed Total Unvaccinated East Timorese children 1-3 3 0 0 0 0 3 Vaccinated East Timorese children 4-15 7 0 2 3 0 12 Unvaccinated non East Timorese adults 16,17 0 0 0 0 2 2 Total 10 0 2 3 2 17 Nutritional status Mean WFA z score (range)* -1.68 (-3.65 - +1.19) Mean SWFA (range) 87 (63 116) Number of children underweight (%) 7 (46%) Number of children with marasmus 0 Number of children with kwashiorkor 0 Complications in malnourished children* (n) Complications in children who were not malnourished (n) Total Otitis media 3 2 5 Pneumonia 1 4 5 Enteritis 0 2 2 Keratitis 4 3 7 2 complications 1 6 7


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