TITLE

Progress Toward the 2012 Measles Elimination Goal -- Western Pacific Region, 1990-2008

PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/26/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 24, p669
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a progress report from the World Health Organization (WHO) on eliminating measles in the Western Pacific Region (WPR) by the year 2012. The report covers data from 1990-2008 which shows the disease has been nearly eliminated in 24 out of the 37 countries in the WPR. Other countries which continue to report large cases of measles infection include China, Japan and Cambodia. The WHO continues to work on its goal by recommending high vaccination coverage with two doses of measles-containing-vaccine namely MCV1 and MCV2.
ACCESSION #
43021414

 

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