Progress Toward Measles Mortality Reduction and Elimination -- Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1997-2007

March 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/14/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p262
The article summarizes the progress made toward measles mortality reduction and elimination in the Eastern Mediterranean Region from 1997-2007. EMR countries reduced the cases of measles related death by approximately 75% from 2000 to 2007. MCV1 vaccine is administered at age 9 months in 55% of the 22 EMR countries and at age 10-15 months in the remaining 45%. Other efforts to reduce measles mortality include supplementary immunization activities and surveillance activities.


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