Exposure to H1 genotype measles virus at an international airport in Japan on 31 July 2016 results in a measles outbreak

Authors

  • Aika Watanabe Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; Department of Epidemiology for Infectious Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • Yusuke Kobayashi Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; Division of Global Infectious Diseases, Department of Infection and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
  • Tomoe Shimada Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yuichiro Yahata Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ayako Kobayashi Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mizue Kanai Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; Division of Global Infectious Diseases, Department of Infection and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
  • Yushi Hachisu Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Munehisa Fukusumi Department of Epidemiology for Infectious Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hajime Kamiya Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takuri Takahashi Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yuzo Arima Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hitomi Kinoshita Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kazuhiko Kanou Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takehito Saitoh Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Satoru Arai Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hiroshi Satoh Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hideo Okuno Department of Epidemiology for Infectious Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Saeko Morino Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; Division of Global Infectious Diseases, Department of Infection and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
  • Tamano Matsui Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tomimasa Sunagawa Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Keiko Tanaka-Taya Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Makoto Takeda Department of Virology III, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Katsuhiro Komase Department of Virology III, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kazunori Oishi Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2016.7.4.007

Abstract

After measles elimination was achieved in Japan in 2015, a measles outbreak occurred in 2016. We report on a cluster of five case-patients infected with H1 genotype, who used an airport on 31 July 2016. A possible index case was also identified. International airports pose particular challenges for measles control.

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Published

03-04-2017

How to Cite

Watanabe, A., Kobayashi, Y., Shimada, T., Yahata, Y., Kobayashi, A., Kanai, M., Hachisu, Y., Fukusumi, M., Kamiya, H., Takahashi, T., Arima, Y., Kinoshita, H., Kanou, K., Saitoh, T., Arai, S., Satoh, H., Okuno, H., Morino, S., Matsui, T., Sunagawa, T., Tanaka-Taya, K., Takeda, M., Komase, K., & Oishi, K. (2017). Exposure to H1 genotype measles virus at an international airport in Japan on 31 July 2016 results in a measles outbreak. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2016.7.4.007

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Brief Report