Challenges for the global control of measles in the 1990’s

  • C. J. Clements
  • M. Strassburg
  • F. T. Cutts
  • J. Milstein
  • C. Torel


Measles is a highly infectious disease which has a major impact on child survival, particularly in developing countries. The importance of understanding the epidemiology of this disease is underlined by its ability to change rapidly in the face of increasing immunization coverage. Much is still to be learned about its epidemiology and the best strategies for administering measles vaccines. However, it is clear that tremendous progress can be made in preventing death and disease from measles with existing knowledge about the disease, and by using the presently available vaccines and applying well tried methods of treating cases. Research in the coming decade may provide improved strategies and more effective vaccines for use in immunization programmes.


Measle Virus Herd Immunity Measle Vaccine Global Control Oral Rehydration Salt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Clements
    • 1
  • M. Strassburg
    • 2
  • F. T. Cutts
    • 3
  • J. Milstein
    • 4
  • C. Torel
    • 1
  1. 1.Expanded Programme on ImmunizationWorld Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Data Collection and AnalysisLos Angeles County Department of Health ServicesLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.The London School of Tropical Medicine and HygieneLondonUK
  4. 4.Biologicals UnitWorld Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland

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