Strains isolated in the Kintinian subprefecture clustered in lineage I; those isolated in the Doko subprefecture clustered in lineage II (Figure 2, panel A).
Study strains are indicated by the country, year of isolation, laboratory code, and subprefecture from which isolated.
Even when they are within the jurisdiction of a subprefecture
and county, there is still no control.
In January 2015, a total of 8 suspected measles cases were reported in Lola, with no subprefecture exceeding the WHO Regional Office for Africa definition of a suspected outbreak (5 suspected cases in 1 month) (8).
Beginning in March 2015, active measles surveillance was reinforced through daily phone calls to regional health centers in each subprefecture of Lola to quickly identify new areas of transmission.
Patients resided permanently in 11 villages in 4 subprefectures of Faranah.
Demographic data of contacts (name, age, sex, relationship to the presumed source case-patient, and prefecture and subprefecture of residence) and daily follow-up data (presence or absence of symptoms) were obtained through use of standardized contact tracing forms (6), which populated a prefecture contact database.
For administrative purposes, Gabon is divided into 9 provinces, which are further divided into 36 prefectures and 8 separate subprefectures
Government administration is carried out at several levels; in descending order, they are: eight regions, 33 prefectures, over 100 subprefectures, and many districts (known as communes in Conakry and other large cities, and villages or "quartiers" in the interior).
Administrative subdivisions: Region, prefecture, subprefecture, rural district.
Administrative subdivisions: 10 provinces, 58 departments or divisions, 349 subprefectures