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Working to eliminate measles around the globe
  • Published Date:
    June 16, 2015
  • Language:
    English
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Working to eliminate measles around the globe
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of the Associate Director for Communication. ; Center for Global Health (U.S.). Global Immunization Division. ; National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Division of Viral Diseases. Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Herpesviruses Laboratory Branch.
  • Series:
    Public health grand rounds ; 2015 June 16
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  • Description:
    The Measles & Rubella Initiative and partnerships for elimination [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by James L. Goodson, p. 2-22] -- The Role of the Global Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Paul A. Rota, p. 23-36] -- The Elimination of measles in the Americas [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Desirée Pastor, p. 37-51] -- Global strategies to eliminate measles [PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation by Peter Strebel, p. 52-64].

    Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The virus can cause serious health complications. About 1 in 4 people in the U.S. who get measles will be hospitalized and globally 1 or 2 out of 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the best care. Worldwide, an estimated 20 million people get measles and 146,000 people, mostly children, die from the disease each year. Yet measles can be prevented with a safe and effective vaccine.

    Due to a highly effective vaccination program, measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000. However, in the past 5 years, global progress towards measles elimination has slowed and in some regions gains have been lost. Recent outbreaks show how easily measles can be brought into the U.S. and other parts of the Americas by unvaccinated travellers who contract the virus while in other regions of the world. Progress can continue and measles elimination can be achieved, but it will require commitment from each country and support of efforts in all parts of the globe.

    This session of Grand Rounds discusses the ways in which increased focus on field and laboratory surveillance, innovative vaccination solutions and investment of resources can accelerate progress towards the elimination of measles worldwide.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., EDT

    Presented by: James L. Goodson, MPH, Senior Measles Scientist, Accelerated Disease Control and VPD Surveillance Branch, Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health, CDC [“The Measles & Rubella Initiative and Partnerships for Elimination”]; Paul A. Rota, PhD, Measles Team Lead, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Herpesviruses Laboratory Branch, Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC [“The Role of the Global Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network”]; Desirée Pastor, MD, MPH, Regional Immunization Advisor, Pan American Health Organization, Regional Offices for the Americas, World Health Organization [“The Elimination of Measles in the Americas”]; Peter M. Strebel, MBChB, MPH, Accelerated Disease Control Leader, Expanded Programme on Immunization World Health Organization [“Global Strategies to Eliminate Measles”].

    Facilitated by: John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds; Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds.

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