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Progress toward interrupting indigenous measles transmission--Region of the Americas, January 1999-September 2000.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11098862     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1994, countries in the Region of the Americas set a goal of interrupting indigenous measles transmission by the end of 2000. From 1990 to 1996, measles cases declined from approximately 250,000 to an all-time low of 2109 confirmed cases. However, a resurgence began in 1997, with 52,284 confirmed cases reported from Brazil and in 1998, with 14,330 confirmed cases reported from 16 (39%) of the 41 countries that report to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This report summarizes the measles control strategies implemented in the region and measles incidence during 1999-2000 and indicates that the region has made important progress towards interrupting indigenous measles transmission and that achieving this goal is within reach.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0149-2195     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-30     Completed Date:  2000-12-07     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  986-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Americas / epidemiology
Argentina / epidemiology
Bolivia / epidemiology
Brazil / epidemiology
Dominican Republic / epidemiology
Haiti / epidemiology
Measles / epidemiology*,  prevention & control*,  transmission
Pan American Health Organization

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