Notifications of measles

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6942.1511b (Published 04 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1511
  1. L L LightonL Greenwood
  1. West Pennine Health Authority, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1DB

    EDITOR, - David W G Brown and colleagues' finding that only 17% of sporadic cases of measles were confirmed serologically is not surprising.1 From February to July 1993 we carried out a survey to determine whether notifications of measles in Tameside Metropolitan Borough were based on reasonable clinical suspicion. We defined a notification as reasonable if the patient had had fever; a rash over …

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