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Table 1 Annual reported measles cases, stratified by laboratory confirmed, epidemiologically linked, and clinically compatible and annual reported measles-related deaths in Myanmar: 2014–2018

From: Reported measles cases, measles-related deaths and measles vaccination coverage in Myanmar from 2014 to 2018

Characteristics20142015201620172018Total
n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)
All measles cases11919263122010522673
Classification:
 Laboratory confirmed24 (20)6 (32)194 (74)990 (81)741 (70)1955 (73)
 Epidemiologically linked93 (78)0 (0)45 (17)145 (12)269 (26)552 (21)
 Clinically compatible2 (2)13 (68)24 (9)85 (7)42 (4)166 (6)
All measles-related deaths0 (0)0 (0)21 (8)1 (< 1)1 (< 1)23 (1)
  1. Percentages are column percentages
  2. Laboratory confirmed = suspected measles case with positive serology
  3. Epidemiologically linked = suspected measles case connected geographically and in time to a confirmed measles case
  4. Clinically compatible = suspected measles case with no adequate laboratory specimen or in whom there is no linkage with any confirmed measles case