ring vaccination

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Noun1.ring vaccination - administering vaccine only to people in close contact with an isolated infected patient; prevents the spread of a highly infectious disease by surrounding the patient with a ring of immunization
inoculating, vaccinating - the act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity; "doctors examined the recruits but nurses did the inoculating"
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Health authorities in West Africa can now use ring vaccination as an Ebola control tool.
Efficacy and effectiveness of an rVSV-vectored vaccine expressing Ebola surface glycoprotein: Interim results from the Guinea ring vaccination cluster-randomised trial.
This is a method that is called ring vaccination, so you are vaccinating around a case and that strategy of ring vaccination has proven to be very effective in stopping the spread of disease like smallpox.
To stop the spread of disease, animal and public health authorities initiated various prevention and control measures: a campaign to create awareness among villagers and students; ring vaccination of cattle against anthrax ([approximately equal to] 445 animals in 11 villages); treatment of sick animals with antimicrobial drugs ; disposal of carcasses in deep burial pits; recall, collection, and disposal into burial pits of all potentially infected meat and hides from cattle that died of suspected or confirmed anthrax; and monitoring and treatment of persons in whom cutaneous anthrax developed.
The contiguous cull slaughtered millions of animals unnecessarily and ring vaccination was refused.
However, this strategy would complement, not replace, a ring vaccination approach.
Ring vaccination was used to eradicate wild cases of smallpox.