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BACKGROUND In 2008 all WHO member states endorsed a target of 90% reduction in measles mortality by 2010 over 2000 levels. We developed a model to estimate progress made towards this goal. METHODS We constructed a state-space model with population and immunisation coverage estimates and reported surveillance data to estimate annual national measles cases,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic abdominal pain and frequent bowel disturbance are common symptoms experienced by more than 15% of apparently healthy people. In areas endemic for Entamoeba histolytica infection, these symptoms are often diagnosed as non-dysenteric intestinal amoebiasis even though no causal relation between such symptoms and E histolytica has been(More)
INTRODUCTION India was the last country in the world to implement a two-dose strategy for measles-containing vaccine (MCV) in 2010. As part of measles second-dose introduction, phased measles vaccination campaigns were conducted during 2010-2013, targeting 131 million children 9 months to <10 years of age. We performed a post-campaign coverage survey to(More)
C amillo Golgi and Ramon Y Cajal shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1906 for their studies on the structure of nervous system. Strangely they met only at Stockholm. Golgi gave his Nobel lecture first in which he described his reticular theory of neuronal network. This was contradicted by Cajal in his Nobel lecture, who advocated the(More)