‘Science Speaks’ Discusses WHO/CDC Report On Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination
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Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a WHO/CDC report released last week on progress toward regional measles elimination. Barton notes that, according to the report, “[s]urveillance for the disease remains a weakness,” and “stalled progress in vaccine access and uptake … over the last two years … has played a role in the resurgence of measles in European countries that had neared, and even reached, the goal of eliminating the virus. From 2016 to 2017, the report points out, measles incidence increased worldwide…” (12/5).