Severe measles outbreak in western Kenya

East Afr Med J. 1992 Aug;69(8):419-23.


During a measles outbreak investigation in Siaya district clustering of many measles cases were found to be an important determinant for measles mortality. A high proportion of cases were under one year of age. Case fatality rates were higher than previously reported from Kenya, particularly among infants. Vaccine efficacy was 18%. Alternative ways of protecting infants are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Kenya / epidemiology
  • Measles / epidemiology*
  • Measles / mortality
  • Measles / prevention & control
  • Measles Vaccine / standards
  • Measles Vaccine / therapeutic use


  • Measles Vaccine