Failure to reach the goal of measles elimination. Apparent paradox of measles infections in immunized persons.

@article{Poland1994FailureTR,
  title={Failure to reach the goal of measles elimination. Apparent paradox of measles infections in immunized persons.},
  author={Gregory A. Poland and Robert M. Jacobson},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={154 16},
  pages={
          1815-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND Measles is the most transmissible disease known to man. During the 1980s, the number of measles cases in the United States rose dramatically. Surprisingly, 20% to 40% of these cases occurred in persons who had been appropriately immunized against measles. In response, the United States adopted a two-dose universal measles immunization program. We critically examine the effect of vaccine failure in measles occurring in immunized persons. METHODS We performed a computerized… 
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