Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report: January 18 to January 24, 2015 (week 03)
- In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported during week 03.
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Figure 1. Number of cases measles (n=0) and rubella (n=0), by week of rash onset, as reported to the Canadian Measles/ Rubella Surveillance System (CMRSS) and Measles and Rubella Surveillance system (MARS), for the period ending January 24, 2015.
During epidemiological week 03, 2014, no new cases of measles were reported in Canada.
The year-to-date total is 0 cases of measles and 0 cases of rubella for 2015.
Figure 2: Distribution of confirmed measles and rubella cases by health region. Cases are included if they are considered activeFigure 2 - Footnote *
For 2015, no measles cases have been genotyped.
Figure 3: Distribution of measles genotypes detected in 2015 (n=0) by week of rash onset (if available, n=0) or specimen collection (n=0). Epidemiological weeks are assigned in accordance with WHO guidelines (WHO.WER.2012;9(87):73) with week 1 beginning on the first Monday of the year.
The current global distribution of measles genotypes can be found on the WHO Measles Nucleotide Surveillance (MeaNS) website.
For information regarding the interpretation and use of measles genotyping (including a discussion of genotypes and sequence variants), refer to Hiebert J and Severini A. Canada Communicable Disease Report. 2014; 40-12: 257- 260.
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