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GET PROTECTED Campaigns to vaccinate all kids, even ones in rural or hard-to-reach communities, have transformed measles from a common childhood illness to an unusual diagnosis. Magazine issue: Vol. 193, No. 7, April 14, 2018, p. 4. Mexico takes vaccine to hinterland. The campaign to eradicate measles in Mexico is going into the hinterland areas. Mobile brigades will use live virus vaccine produced in laboratories of the Republic’s Department of Health. Measles kills 10,000 Mexican children a year. — Science News , April 13, 1968. Update. The last measles case to originate in Mexico occurred in 1995. In 2016, the Pan American Health Organization declared that the Americas were measles-free , ... Full story

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