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An exploratory analysis of the 2010 measles outbreak in Zimbabwe


This report describes an exploratory analysis of the 2009-2010 Zimbabwe measles outbreak based on data publicly available in the World Health Organization's Zimbabwe cholera epidemiological bulletin archive. As of December 12th 2010, the outbreak appears to have ended after it is suspected to have caused 13,783 infections, 693 of those being confirmed IgM positive, and 631 deaths.


To systematically organize the World Health Organization data on the 2010 measles outbreak in Zimbabwe. To perform a post-hoc exploratory analysis to understand how the outbreak spread geographically and evaluate the effectiveness of a mass vaccination campaign.

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