India lags behind other countries in measles reduction

Worldwide, the incidence of measles has fallen dramatically, from 4.6 cases per 1,000 people in 2000, to 1.6 cases per 1,000 in 2010, according to a newly issued report. Improvements in measles outcomes have not been keeping pace in India, however.

“…The practicing pediatrician should scan through the vaccination card or verbally inquire about measles vaccination when children are brought for consultation for any illness. This opportunity should be utilized for catch-up vaccination.”
-A.S. Vasudev, MD, executive director of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics

Mortality due to measles declined by only 26% in India between 2000 and 2010, and India’s share of global measles deaths...

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