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Global Measles Deaths Drop By 74%
Date:12/4/2008

ited Arab Emirates and Yemen.

For more information, please contact:

Hayatee Hasan, WHO, Geneva, +41 79 351 6330, hasanh@who.int

Christian Moen, UNICEF, New York, +1 212 326 7516, cmoen@unicef.org

Christy Feig, American Red Cross, Washington, DC, +1 202 303 5074, feigc@usa.redcross.org

Steven Stewart, CDC, Atlanta, +1 404 639 8327, znc4@cdc.gov

Amy DiElsi, UN Foundation, Washington, DC, +1 202 419 3230, adielsi@unfoundation.org

Related links:

WHO Measles Fact Sheet: http://www.who.int/immunization/newsroom/measles/en/index.html

Weekly Epidemiological Record. Progress in global measles control and mortality reduction 2000-2007: http://www.who.int/wer/2008/en/

WHO/UNICEF Global plan for reducing measles mortality 2006-2010: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2005/WHO_IVB_05_11_eng.pdf

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