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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-16

Global eradication of measles: Are we poised?


1 Department of Microbiology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2 Department of General Medicine, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Raghavendra D Kulkarni
Department of Microbiology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_16_233

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Measles, a highly infectious viral disease is the next target for eradication following poliovirus. Decades of experience with highly effective vaccination has invigorated us to take on this virus. The task is not only Titanic but is laced with intricate issues. Recently, an outbreak of fever with rash occurred on a tertiary care teaching hospital campus and was confirmed serologically as measles outbreak by IgMELISA. Therefore, we searched the literature related to outbreaks, transmission of the measles virus, age groups involved, vaccination strategies, vaccination failure and epidemiological features of the disease and reviewed the possible reasons for such outbreaks and problems in the global eradication of the virus.






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