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Measles (Rubeola)

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Joint Statement from the Measles & Rubella Initiative...

Since the Measles & Rubella Initiative (M&RI) launched in 2001, impressive gains have been made towards controlling measles outbreaks and eliminating the disease, thanks to the hard work of ministries of health, healthcare workers around the world and our many partners. Measles deaths have dropped 75% from an estimated 544,200 deaths in 2000 to an estimated 145,700 deaths in 2013...

We urge parents and community leaders around the world to ensure that their children are fully immunized against measles with two doses of measles-containing vaccine. Education on the benefits of immunization is of the utmost importance, as evidenced by the detrimental effects of large-scale outbreaks…

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