Spot check on measles.
Spot check on measles
In 1958, the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. was bespeckled with nearly 800,000cases of measles. Although that number fell by half the following year, real gains in controlling the disease didn't come until after the licensing of a vaccine in 1963.
Although the cases reported in 1986 represent only a fractionof those prevalent in prevaccination days, the total more than doubled from the previous year. A total of 2,822 cases were reported in 1985, compared to more than 6,200 reported in 1986, with no deaths recorded, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the May 29 MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORT Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is a weekly epidemiological digest for the United States published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 5 June 1981 issue of the MMWR published the cases of five men in what turned out to be the first report of AIDS. . This is the highest figure of any year since 1980, when 13,506 cases were reported.
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New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. alone accounted for 945 reported cases,followed by New Jersey with 911 and Illinois with 710. More than half of all cases originated from 10 outbreaks of more than 100 cases each. The highest incidence was among children less than 5 years old, who accounted for 40 percent of all cases in 1986.
The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC See Control Data, century date change and Back Orifice.
CDC - Control Data Corporation ), whichpublished the report, cited two major reasons for the increase in cases: unvaccinated preschool-aged children and vaccine failures in school-aged children. If more preschoolers had been properly vaccinated and other preventive measures had been taken, 36 percent of last year's cases could have been averted, according to CDC. In addition, revaccination re·vac·ci·na·tion
Vaccination of a person previously vaccinated. during selected outbreaks may be a strategy to combat vaccine failures.