Target immunity levels for achieving and maintaining measles elimination

@inproceedings{Funk2017TargetIL,
  title={Target immunity levels for achieving and maintaining measles elimination},
  author={Sebastian Funk and Jennifer Kirsten Knapp and Emmaculate Lebo and Susan E. Reef and Alya J. Dabbagh and Katrina Kretsinger and Mark Jit and W. John Edmunds and Peter M. Strebel},
  year={2017}
}
Vaccination has reduced the global incidence of measles to the lowest rates in history. Local interruption of measles transmission, however, requires sustained high levels of population immunity that can be challenging to achieve and maintain. The herd immunity threshold for measles is typically stipulated at 90-95%. This figure, however, does not easily translate into required immunity levels across all age groups that would be sufficient to interrupt transmission. Previous estimates of such… CONTINUE READING
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