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Indian J Pediatr. 1991 Nov-Dec;58(6):821-3.

Effectiveness of measles immunization on diarrhea and malnutrition related mortality in 1-4 year olds.

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Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.


All the children between 1-4 year old were followed from January 1985 to December 1987 and all eligible children 9-24 months were given measles vaccine using annual pulse method in November-December 1985 and 86 in the study area. The children in C.R.H.S. Project area were used as controls for comparison. At the end of 2 years and 2 rounds of immunization with measles, significant reductions were observed in 1-4 year old mortality due to diarrhea and malnutrition in the study area in contrast to control area. Using epidemiological data and method of pulse immunization with measles vaccine can bring considerable benefit to this age group.

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