Measles No Longer Lives In The Americas – Though It Still Visits

Forbes, 28 September 2016
Author: Tara Haelle
“A measles milestone is giving public health officials throughout the world renewed hope that one of the most infectious diseases in the world can be conquered. North, Central and South America together comprise the first region in the world to eliminate the disease, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Elimination means that a disease is no longer endemic, or circulating on its own, throughout a region. Any outbreaks would therefore result from imported cases of the disease from a different region of the world.”
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