Measles outbreak response immunization is context-specific: insight from the recent experience of Médecins Sans Frontières

PLoS Med. 2013 Nov;10(11):e1001544. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001544. Epub 2013 Nov 5.


Andrea Minetti and colleagues compare measles outbreak responses from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Malawi and argue that outbreak response strategies should be tailored to local measles epidemiology. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Congo
  • Developing Countries*
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Malawi
  • Measles / epidemiology
  • Measles / immunology
  • Measles / prevention & control*
  • Measles Vaccine
  • Organizations
  • Vaccination*
  • Young Adult


  • Measles Vaccine

Grant support

This study was financed by Médecins Sans Frontières. Authors from Médecins Sans Frontières participated in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, and preparation of the manuscript.