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Ad-hoc Meeting of Experts to Establish Best Practices in CRS Surveillance.


During the XVI Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Vaccine-preventable Diseases in November 2004, recommendations were made to enhance the progress already achieved in the Region toward the goal of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) elimination. One principal recommendation was the proposal for PAHO to convene an ad-hoc meeting of experts to define good public health practices for establishing CRS surveillance.

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Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2009 08:01

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    Introduction:

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