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Epidemiol Health. 2017;39(1):e2017053. English. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.4178/epih.e2017053
Oh HS , Bae JM .
Jeju Heathcare Center of Jeju-si, Jeju, Korea.
Department of Preventive Medicine, Jeju National University Scool of Medicine, Jeju, Korea. jmbae@cheju.ac.kr
Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The reported incidence rate of varicella infection in Jeju-do is higher compared with the national average. This study aimed to examine varicella vaccination history and evaluate clinical manifestation of varicella cases in Jeju-do.

METHODS

Based on the guideline suggested by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), two epidemic investigations for varicella infection were conducted in the first half of 2017. The history of varicella vaccination was confirmed using the Integrated Control System for Diseases and Health operated by the KCDC.

RESULTS

Out of a total of 60 elementary school children as the study subjects, all had been previously vaccinated against varicella. Twenty cases (33%) showed mild clinical manifestations and no complications.

CONCLUSIONS

As the government of Jeju-do has supplied a single-labeled vaccine since 2011, there is a need to evaluate the type of vaccination failure such as primary or secondary.

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