Progress and challenges for measles elimination by 2012 in the Western Pacific Region.

  title={Progress and challenges for measles elimination by 2012 in the Western Pacific Region.},
  author={David H Sniadack and Jorge Mendoza-Aldana and Youngmee Jee and Benjamin Bayutas and Kayla Mae Lorenzo-Mariano},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={204 Suppl 1},
BACKGROUND The 37 countries and areas of the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region have targeted measles for elimination by 2012. METHODS We reviewed routine and supplementary immunization coverage based on 2010 WHO/United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates and Joint Reporting Forms and epidemiologic and laboratory data submitted by the countries and areas. RESULTS In 2009, 21 of 37 countries and areas had ≥90% coverage with a first dose of measles vaccine; 32… CONTINUE READING
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