Immunization

Measles - Rubella Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation

2009 Guidelines

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Publication details

Number of pages: 99
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789290223504

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Overview

The WHO/ UNICEF comprehensive strategy to reduce measles deaths was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2003. The four components of the strategy are: strong routine immunization; providing a 'second opportunity' for measles immunization; effective measles surveillance; and improved case management. These guidelines are intended to provide a framework for measles and rubella surveillance for national and sub-national level programme managers who could adapt them to local needs.