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Disease Eradication in the 21st CenturyImplications for Global Health$
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Stephen L. Cochi and Walter R. Dowdle

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016735

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.001.0001

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Measles and Rubella Eradication in the Americas

Measles and Rubella Eradication in the Americas

Seasoned Strategies for Sustained Success

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(p.25) 3 Measles and Rubella Eradication in the Americas
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Disease Eradication in the 21st Century
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Jon Kim Andrus

Ciro A. de Quadros

Carlos Castillo-Solórzano

Mirta Roses Periago

Donald A. Henderson

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.003.0003

This chapter discusses the historical perspective of measles and rubella eradication initiatives, beginning with the evolving strategies for eradication in Latin America and the English-speaking Caribbean. It then details the progress achieved in eradicating measles, rubella, and congenital rubella syndrome, and the implications for future benefits in both developed and developing countries.

Keywords:   measles, rubella, eradication initiatives, Latin America, congenital rubella syndrome

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