Communicable Disease Report 2002 - Focus on Tuberculosis - Chapter Three
Sexually-Transmitted and Bloodborne Diseases
- The declining incidence of measles in Peel and Ontario is attributable to the implementation of the two-dose measles vaccine schedule in 1996.
- The incidence of mumps and rubella in Peel and Ontario has also decreased since 1996 because mumps and rubella vaccines are routinely given a second time along with measles vaccine (MMR).
- The incidence of pertussis in Peel decreased from 1992 to 2001. Children under one year of age have the highest rate of pertussis.
- After a ten-year-high rate in the 1998/99, the incidence of influenza declined in Peel in 2000/01.
- The reported incidence of influenza was highest in those aged less than one year and those greater than 60 years old. This finding may reflect the fact these groups that are more likely to have a serious illness from influenza and be tested.
Chapter Three - Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
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