TITLE

Measles -- Horn of Africa, 2010-2011

AUTHOR(S)
Kebede, Assegid; Ahmed, Hinda; Masresha, Balcha G.; Perry, Robert T.; Burton, Ann; Spiegel, Paul; Blanton, Curtis; Husain, Farah; Goodson, James L.; Alexander, James P.
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/31/2012, Vol. 61 Issue 34, p678
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on measles outbreaks that occurred in the Horn of Africa, including Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, during 2010-2011 despite efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) to achieve measles elimination goals. It outlines the number of reported measles cases in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia and the estimated measles-containing vaccine (MCV) coverage in each country. It relates the targets endorsed by the World Health Assembly for global measles eradication by 2015.
ACCESSION #
79787837

 

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