Epidemiological Alert - Measles - 8 February 2023

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Due to a decline in vaccination coverage for the first and second doses of the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (MMR1 and MMR2) and the occurrence of measles cases in the Region, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization Health (PAHO/WHO) urges Member States to update their response plans for potential outbreaks and reiterates that vaccination and epidemiological surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases are essential healthcare services that should not be interrupted.