New York Times Examines Faltering Global Efforts To Eliminate Measles
New York Times: Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.
“The measles outbreak that led to a state of emergency in New York’s Rockland County began far away: in an annual Hasidic pilgrimage from Israel to Ukraine. It is emblematic of a series of fierce, sometimes connected measles outbreaks — in places as diverse as Indonesia, the Philippines, Madagascar, and Venezuela — that have shaken global health officials, revealing persistent shortcomings in the world’s vaccination efforts and threatening to tarnish what had been a signature public health achievement…” (McNeil, 4/3).