Global Community Must Strengthen Measles Elimination Strategies, CDC Scientist Says

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Measles: A Forgotten, but Formidable Foe
James L. Goodson, senior measles scientist at CDC, writes, “Between the anticipation of polio eradication in the near future and the response to emerging diseases like Zika, measles has become a forgotten, but formidable foe.” Goodson discusses challenges to measles vaccination and elimination strategies, concluding, “[C]ountries and partners must work together to secure political commitment, raise the visibility of measles, vaccinate every child, strengthen measles surveillance, and diminish the threat of decreasing resources for immunization when polio eradication is achieved” (11/10).

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