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Measles in a Neonatal Unit during Epidemic Period in 2011

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The incident of the measles has diminished in the last decades thanks to the widespread use of the vaccine in The United States and Europe. Nevertheless, recently we are seeing new epidemics of measles due to the lack of coverage in some social areas. Measles during pregnancy is associated with high maternal morbidity and mortality, being a frequent cause of abortion in preterm deliveries. We report two cases of measles attended in the Unit of Neonatology held coinciding with the epidemic lived in this area during the last year.

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J. Marquez, L. Acosta and M. Fernandez, "Measles in a Neonatal Unit during Epidemic Period in 2011," Advances in Infectious Diseases, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 119-121. doi: 10.4236/aid.2012.24020.


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