TITLE

Measles Outbreaks and Progress Toward Measles Preelimination -- African Region, 2009-2010

PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/1/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 12, p374
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article shows the recent developments in the spread of measles and progress in its prevention from 2009 to 2010. The World Health Organization (WHO) provided measles-containing vaccines (MCVs) in first dose and second dose to children aged 9 months and above through immunization initiatives in 7 African nations including Algeria, Cape Verde, and South Africa. From 2009 to 2010, WHO claimed that B3 measles virus was identified in 25 African nations with genotype data, making it the most common type of measles in Africa.
ACCESSION #
60259251

 

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