Health impact of measles vaccination in the United States.

@article{Bloch1985HealthIO,
  title={Health impact of measles vaccination in the United States.},
  author={Alan B. Bloch and Walter A. Orenstein and Harrison C. Stetler and Steven G. F. Wassilak and Robert William Amler and Kenneth J. Bart and C D Kirby and Alan R. Hinman},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1985},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={
          524-32
        }
}
As a result of intensive efforts to vaccinate children, measles and its attendant complications of encephalitis and death have declined more than 99% from the prevaccine era. Similarly, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis has declined markedly. Measles vaccine has been demonstrated to be extremely safe, as well as extremely effective. The health and resource benefits due to vaccination against measles during the first 20 years of vaccine licensure have been enormous. In this period it is… 

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