[Comment] The price of delaying measles eradication

On September 27, 2016, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) verified that the Americas had eliminated endemic measles transmission.1 This phenomenal achievement provides irrefutable empirical evidence supporting the determination reached by a global technical consultation, convened by WHO in 2010, that global measles eradication is biologically, technically, and operationally feasible.2 The prospect of a world where no child dies because of measles has resonated with global leaders and all WHO regions have established goals to eliminate measles by 2020 or before.

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