Progress toward implementation of human papillomavirus vaccination--the Americas, 2006-2010.

  • Published 2011 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


Cervical cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the Americas, where an estimated 80,574 new cases and 36,058 deaths were reported in 2008, with 85% of this burden occurring in Latin America and the Caribbean. Two oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) types (16 and 18) cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers and a substantial proportion of… (More)