Measles in the 16 states of Germany

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Description

Weekly number of measles cases in the 16 states (Bundeslaender) of Germany for years 2005 to 2007.

Usage

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data(measlesDE)

Format

An sts object containing 156 x 16 observations starting from week 1 in 2005.

The population slot contains the population fractions of each state at 31.12.2006, obtained from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany.

Source

Robert Koch-Institut: SurvStat: http://www3.rki.de/SurvStat; Queried on 14 October 2009.

References

Herzog, S.A., Paul, M. and Held, L. (2011) Heterogeneity in vaccination coverage explains the size and occurrence of measles epidemics in German surveillance data. Epidemiology and Infection, 139, 505–515.

See Also

MMRcoverageDE

Examples

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    data(measlesDE)
    plot(measlesDE)    

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