Data collected through routine surveillance of measles cases will ideally be used to make policy decisions for vaccination programs. Nigeria has recently implemented a passive surveillance system for measles. Results indicate increasing measles cases in Southwest Nigeria but this may or may not indicate a true increase in measles cases. Only very basic assessments of the logistics of the system have been conducted. Further investigations of the quality of the data and performance of reporting sites must be made to determine the reliability of information being generated by the surveillance system before conclusions can be drawn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-312
Number of pages2
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Measles
  • Nigeria
  • Surveillance
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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