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Verification of measles elimination in Australia: Application of World Health Organization regional guidelines

Gidding , H F; Martin , N V; Stambos , V; Tran, Thao (Thomas); Dey , A; Dowse, Gary; Kelly, Heath; Durrheim, David N; Lambert, Stephen B


BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region (WPR) Guidelines on verification of measles elimination were established in 2012. This article outlines Australia's approach to addressing the guideline's five lines of evidence, which led to formal verification of elimination by the WHO Regional Verification Commission (RVC) in March 2014. METHODS: The criteria were addressed using national measles notifications, data from selected laboratories, the national childhood...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.jegh.2015.12.004
Access Rights: Open Access


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