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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1994 Oct 7;43(39):718-20.

Update: childhood vaccine-preventable diseases--United States, 1994.


In 1993, the Childhood Immunization Initiative (CII) established disease elimination goals for six childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. Specific goals for 1996 include elimination of indigenous transmission of measles, rubella (and congenital rubella syndrome [CRS]), poliomyelitis (polio) caused by wild poliovirus, and diphtheria in all age groups; elimination of tetanus in children aged < 15 years; and elimination of invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) in children aged < 5 years. This report summarizes progress toward reaching these goals during January-August 1994, compares these findings with those from the same period during 1993, and provides information about mumps and pertussis--diseases for which reduction goals will be established.

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