Progress in Global Measles Control and Mortality Reduction, 2000-2007

December 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/5/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 48, p1303
The article reports on the progress in global measles control and mortality reduction from 2000 to 2007. Underutilization of the measles vaccine has been the primary reason that measles has become a major killer of children in developing countries despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine since 1963. Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) has renewed their commitment to achieving a 90% decrease in measles mortality by 2010 compared with 2000.


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