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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.
- Read the full MMWR, Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination – Worldwide, 2000–2018
- CDC’s full list of measles publications
- Read the joint CDC/WHO press release, More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwideexternal icon
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