Texarkana: Epidemic Measles in a Divided City
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31 Jan 2020
Measles outbreak in a community on the border of two states — the Arkansas side with required school immunization and high immunization rates, the Texas side without required immunization and low immunized rates, 1970.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a sensitive and/or specific case definition in an epidemic investigation;
- Calculate vaccine efficacy and discuss its interpretation; and
- Discuss the advantages and limitations of selecting a specific age as the recommended target date for administering vaccinations.