What Will it Take to End Fatalities from Measles?
by Kimberly M. Thompson, The Lancet Global Health 2019; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30050-6 (published on-line February 20, 2019)
This editorial comments on a new multivariate, time-dependent epidemiological model for estimating measles case fatality ratios. Kid Risk, Inc. previously developed equations and inputs to characterize and value both mortality and morbidity effects of measles and rubella infections as a function of age, sex, time, and World Bank income level. The editorial highlights the continuing burden of measles and reiterates the points of an earlier related 2017 editorial related human suffering from measles, and asks whether the time for measles eradication is now?
Background on measles and rubella