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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This vaccine is currently being used in a ring vaccination strategy as part of the overall Ebola response strategy.
The vaccine is being deployed using a ring vaccination strategy: vaccinating contacts and contacts of contacts to prevent the spread of the disease via social networks.
The outbreak in DRC has remained uncontrolled, despite the use of an effective vaccine in a ring vaccination campaign.
The single-dose strategy was successfully enacted using a close-contact ring vaccination strategy with the rVSV-ZEBOV-GP vaccine at the end of the 2013-2016 EBOV epidemic (37-39).
Another reason, he said, is the failure of the countries' health systems to use a technique called 'ring vaccination' which has successfully halted other viruses in the past.
The emergency response is based on "ring vaccination" which aims to control an outbreak by identifying and offering the vaccine to contacts of anyone likely to be infected.
A 'ring vaccination' strategy will be used, where every contact of an Ebola case, including health workers and family members, is traced and vaccinated.
"Vaccination using an experimental vaccine has so far proven to be effective, but supply is limited and is being used for health workers and for contacts of Ebola patients as well as contacts of contacts in a procedure called 'ring vaccination'.
Because of the crowded nature of the military units of two patients (A and D), vaccination of all susceptible persons in the unit (ring vaccination) was performed.
The Government of Guinea deployed more than 30 Ministry of Health staff to assist with the ring vaccination campaign, and Merck provided the Ebola vaccine.
They are intimately familiar with Ebola, ring vaccination, and this particular vaccine."They've very important," says Mwanba."They're training the Congolese, and I think by the end of this outbreak, we'll have enough capacity to fight new epidemics on our own when they come again." So far, the vaccination team includes six of the Guineans, along with 18 Congolese health workers.