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REGIONAL HEALTH OBSERVATORY


Surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases

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Monitoring cases of Vaccine Preventable Diseases


Situation:  The countries of the Americas have been world leaders in the elimination and reduction of vaccine-preventable diseases. The region was the first to eradicate smallpox (in 1971) and to eliminate polio (in 1991). The last endemic case of measles in the Americas was reported in 2002, and the last endemic case of rubella in 2009.

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Nearly all countries have eliminated neonatal tetanus as a public health problem. And diseases including diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough have been significantly reduced thanks to vaccination coverage averaging 93% in children under 1 year-old.

 


RELATED CONTENT

:: MDG 4: Immunization
:: Comprehensive family Immuninzation. Regional program

 

 

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