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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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A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one ...