Editor’s introduction

Measles and poliomyelitis: vaccines, immunization, and control
  • Edouard Kurstak


Measles and poliomyelitis happen to be two well known viral diseases which inconceivably remain yet to be fully eradicated worldwide. Similarities exist in their both, being preventable with highly effective and safe vaccines, and in causing acute seif limiting infections exclusively in humans. Despite their successful control in the industrialized countries of the world, their threat as two major diseases of the developing world still remains. Immuni-zation programmes proved to be perhaps more a successful experience with poliomyelitis than measles in Controlling and eliminating infection.


Measle Virus Immunization Coverage Measle Vaccine Oral Poliovirus Vaccine Measle Vaccination 
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