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Measles epidemic exposes inadequate vaccination coverage in Pakistan

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f245 (Published 14 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f245
  1. Abdul Nafey Kazi
  1. 1Karachi

The sudden rise of measles in the province of Sindh, Pakistan, has further exposed the inadequacy of the expanded programme of immunisation in the country, which has already been demonstrated by the persistence of poliomyelitis.

With several thousand reported cases of measles and a death toll of at least 210 in 2012 compared with 28 deaths in 2011, the health authorities in …

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