Measles Vaccination: New Strategies and Formulations

Rory D de Vries; Koert J Stittelaar; Albert DME Osterhaus; Rik L de Swart

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Expert Rev Vaccines. 2008;7(8):1215-1223. 

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Five-year View

In the next 5 years, the Measles Initiative will extend its activities from sub-Saharan Africa to South-East Asia, which will contribute to further reduction of measles mortality. Measles vaccines delivered by the aerosol route may be licensed for human use, which will provide a new tool to strengthen measles control programs and facilitate supplementary immunization activities. Assuming that global eradication of polio will be successful, the WHO will have to make a decision regarding whether measles will be the next target for eradication.[99] Despite progress in the development of new-generation measles vaccines, these will not become available for human use within the next 5 years. However, if the performance of vectored or DNA vaccines could be improved, these might be pushed into clinical trials.

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