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Cambodia is recovering from approximately 30 years of civil war that
resulted in the breakdown of the country's public health infrastructure.1 In 1999, the Ministry of Health initiated a measles-control
program with the goal of reducing the annual incidence of measles to <10,000
cases in 2005 by strengthening measles surveillance, improving routine vaccination
coverage, implementing supplementary measles immunization activities (SIAs),
and providing vitamin A during outbreak investigations and SIAs. This report
summarizes measles-vaccination activities and their impact in reducing reported
measles cases from 13,827 in 1999 to 1,234 in 2002 and suggests options for
future measles-control efforts in postconflict situations.
Accelerated Measles Control—Cambodia, 1999-2002. JAMA. 2003;289(8):977–979. doi:10.1001/jama.289.8.977
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