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[Comment] What will it take to end human suffering from measles?

20:36 EDT 11 Aug 2017 | The Lancet

In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Filippo Trentini and colleagues1 presented the results of a comprehensive modelling analysis that examined the transmission of measles in nine countries with diverse demographic and vaccination histories. The results emphasised that to achieve and maintain measles elimination, countries will need to focus immunisation efforts on reaching different age groups and improving immunisation coverage.1 Specifically, in low-income (and high-fertility) countries, susceptibility remains concentrated in early childhood, and periodic Supplementary Immunization Activities continue to contribute substantially to population immunity.

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