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Progress Toward Measles Elimination – Japan and WPR

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Progress Toward Measles Elimination — Japan, 1999–2008
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2008 September 26:57(38);1049-1052.
 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5738a5.htm
Progress Toward the 2012 Measles Elimination Goal — Western Pacific Region, 1990–2008
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009 June 26:58(24);669-673.
 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5824a4.htm

In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee of the Western Pacific Region (WPR) formally declared a measles elimination goal

Measles likely has been eliminated or nearly eliminated in 24 of the 37 countries and areas in the WPR (referred to in this report as countries).

However, large numbers of measles cases continue to be reported from several countries. During 2008, a total of 131,441 confirmed measles cases (98.4 per million population) were reported from China and 11,015 cases (86.1 per million population) from Japan, two countries that account for 82% of the region’s population and >97% of its confirmed measles cases. Intensified efforts by WPR countries, particularly China and Japan, will be required to achieve the 2012 goal.

China reported 131,441 measles cases (98.4 per million) in 2008. A large outbreak in Japan resulted in over 18,000 (140.7 per million) reported cases in 2007 and 11,015 (86.1 per million) in 2008.

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2009/07/05 @ 04:05

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