Progress Toward Measles Elimination -- Japan, 1999-2008

September 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/26/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 38, p1049
The article discusses Japan's progress toward measles elimination by 2012 through strategies recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The epidemiology of measles in Japan during 1999-2008 and the National Measles Elimination Plan approved in December 2007 are also described. Results of measles surveillance during 1999-2007 which consists of aggregate case reporting from pediatric and adult sentinel systems are also presented.


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