Storifying it: measles and rubella in the news on World Immunization Week


As World Immunization Week edges to a close, there are renewed calls for action to meet the global commitments to eliminate measles and rubella and dramatically reduce measles deaths. As England announces a national campaign to stop its measles outbreak, a new commentary piece published today in The Lancet calls for Europe to take urgent action and take the threat of measles seriously and invest more in routine immunization.

A leading infectious disease expert in Australia is also pointing out the dangers of low immunization coverage, and the opportunity to eliminate measles in the Western Pacific.

See here for a roundup of the highlights of the Week so far, including your reactions to what has been going on – on Twitter, Facebook and in the traditional media.

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