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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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Disease Eradication in the 21st Century

Jon Kim Andrus

Ciro A. de Quadros

Carlos Castillo-Solórzano

Mirta Roses Periago

Donald A. Henderson

The MIT Press

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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