PAHO, WHO Issue Epidemiological Alert On Measles Outbreak In Americas, Call For Strengthened Surveillance

CIDRAP: California, Chicago report more measles; PAHO issues alert
“Officials in California and Chicago have reported more measles cases, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning that the Americas face a ‘major challenge’ in keeping measles at bay…” (2/10).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency urges stepped-up surveillance to prevent spread of measles in the Americas
“The recent outbreaks of measles — one of the leading causes of deaths among young children — in the United States and Brazil suggest that immunization rates in some areas have dropped below levels needed to prevent the spread of imported into the Americas, according to the United Nations health agency…” (2/11).

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