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Waving goodbye to measles

An innovative way of analysing statistics on measles incidence in England and Wales since 1944 reveals recurring waves of infection originating in large cities. The information can guide strategies for preventing the disease.

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Figure 1: Beating measles with vaccination, as shown here for Romania.

(Source: Ministry of Health, Romania, and ref. 10.)

Figure 2: Measles and megacities.

(Source: ref. 11.)


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Strebel, P., Cochi, S. Waving goodbye to measles. Nature 414, 695–696 (2001).

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