Guidelines on verification of measles elimination in the Western Pacific Region. 2nd ed.
AbstractThis second edition includes rubella elimination to the verification process and the criteria and lines of evidence have been updated to include rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). The structures and functions of the verification bodies (Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination in the Western Pacific [RVC], National Verification Committee [NVC], Subregional Verification Committee for Pacific island countries and areas [SRVC]) have been noted, and the advocacy roles of the RVC and NVC have been highlighted. Epidemiological and laboratory surveillance performance criteria have been detailed with definitions and targets, highlighting the inclusion of rubella and CRS indicators for surveillance performance going forward. Of increasing importance is the need to document virus transmission pathways, report genomic sequence data to the global online databases, and effectively link laboratory and epidemiological surveillance data in order to better understand patterns of transmission as the Region moves towards measles and rubella elimination.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific. (2019). Guidelines on verification of measles elimination in the Western Pacific Region. 2nd ed.. Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/331139
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