Is measles eradicable?

  • A. R. Hinman
  • W. A. Orenstein


Measles remains one of the major killers of children. In the absence of vaccination, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 2.8 million would die each year as a result of measles. Even though current measles vaccination coverage worldwide is estimated to be 80%, more than 800 thousand infants and children died in 1991 as a result of measles [1]. Consequently, measles is certainly a worthy target for eradication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Hinman
    • 1
  • W. A. Orenstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA

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