Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 26th, 2000
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said measles infected 3,091 people in 1999 in the 41-country region that stretches from Canada to Argentina. That's a decline of 78% from 1998, when 14,300 cases were reported.
The CDC credited one-time vaccination campaigns targeting children under 14, followed by annual efforts to vaccinate one year olds.
All 1999 infections were reported from just 11 countries, including the United States, which had 100 cases. Nearly...
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