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Update on Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks

CDC-Supported Studies to Track Infectious Diseases Launch in Central America & Caribbean

CDC-Supported Studies to Track Infectious Diseases Launch in Central America & Caribbean

CDC Receives Designation as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Biosafety and Biosecurity

CDC Receives Designation as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Biosafety and Biosecurity

NEW GUIDANCE: CDC Announces Use of Artesunate for Treatment of Severe Malaria in the United States

NEW GUIDANCE: CDC Announces Use of Artesunate for Treatment of Severe Malaria in the United States

Why Global Health Security Is Essential to U.S. National Security

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Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide, 2000–2017

Despite progress, global measles control milestones have not been achieved, reported measles incidence has increased in five of the six World Health Organization regions since 2016, and estimated global measles deaths have increased since 2017. Large measles outbreaks in countries with weak immunization systems accounted for most reported measles cases. Outbreaks should serve as opportunities to investigate underlying causes for under-vaccination and to design and implement specific routine immunization strengthening activities to prevent future outbreaks.

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