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CSU 33/2007: THREE ON ERADICATION

 CHILD SURVIVAL UPDATE 33/2007: THREE ON ERADICATION  1) THREE ON ERADICATION  Scott Barrett makes the economic case for disease eradication as over against long term disease control in this article from the Bulletin of& ... read more

CSU 7/2008: LEPROSY, WHAT IS BEING ELIMINATED?

CHILD SURVIVAL UPDATE 07/2008: WHAT IS BEING ELIMINATED?   Though leprosy is targeted for elimination as a public health problem, it has not received the same attention as other target diseases.  Here, Paul Fine of the L ... read more

CSU 10/2008: THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF VACCINATION

CSU 10/2008: THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF  VACCINATION Thanks to reader Francis André for pointing out this discussion  article on vaccination from the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.  Full text of the art ... read more

CSU 55/2008: DISEASE ERADICATION AND HAPPINESS

 CSU 55/2008: DISEASE ERADICATION AND HAPPINESS   This is the last update of 2008; the present writer and his family are off to Cape Town to drench in the South Africa sun; back in early January. Our sympathies go to those freezing in mo ... read more

CSU 40/2009: WHEN IS A DISEASE ERADICABLE? /FIRST ...

 CSU 40/2009: WHEN IS A DISEASE ERADICABLE? /FIRST IN A SERIES   Unblushingly, I reproduce a discussion article from the year 2000 that has weathered the last decade quite well. Writing in the American Journal of Public Health, Aylward an ... read more

CSU 41/2009: HENDERSON ON SMALLPOX

CSU 41/2009: HENDERSON ON SMALLPOX     In the mid-60s, the global smallpox eradication strategy moved from mass vaccination of populations to identification of smallpox foci and their focal containment. Surveillance became the partn ... read more

CSU 44/2009: RUBELLA ELIMINATION IN THE REGION OF ...

CSU 44/2009: RUBELLA ELIMINATION IN THE REGION OF THE AMERICAS/ FIFTH IN A SERIES  Pls see below a 2008 MMWR update on rubella elimination in the western hemisphere. Full text, with tabular material in more legible form, is at http://www.cdc.go ... read more

CSU 43/2009: DE QUADROS ON MEASLES ERADICATION

 CSU 43/2009: DE QUADROS ON MEASLES ERADICATION   With four of the six WHO regions committed to regional measles elimination, it seems but a matter of time before the world follows the example set by the Region of the Americas (for the th ... read more
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