Measles and Poliomyelitis

Vaccines, Immunization, and Control

  • Edouard Kurstak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Editor’s introduction

    1. Edouard Kurstak
      Pages 1-10
  3. Measles Global Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. C. J. Clements, M. Strassburg, F. T. Cutts, J. Milstein, C. Torel
      Pages 13-24
    3. W. A. Orenstein, L. E. Markowitz, W. L. Atkinson, A. R. Hinman
      Pages 25-35
    4. A. R. Hinman, W. A. Orenstein
      Pages 53-61
    5. P. E. M. Fine
      Pages 63-73
    6. J. Thipphawong, R. Wittes, O. Van-Ham
      Pages 75-99
    7. G. M. Ginsberg, T. H. Tulchinsky
      Pages 101-117
    8. M. Garenne, O. Leroy, J. P. Beau, I. Sene
      Pages 119-131
  4. Towards Poliomyelitis Eradication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. N. A. Ward
      Pages 215-226
    3. R. W. Sutter, S. L. Cochi, P. A. Patriarca
      Pages 235-247
    4. P. A. Patriarca, R. W. Linkins, R. W. Sutter
      Pages 267-277
    5. P. A. Patriarca, R. W. Linkins, R. W. Sutter, W. A. Orenstein
      Pages 303-313
    6. T. Hovi, M. Roivainen, L. Piirainen
      Pages 343-351
    7. A. M. van Loon, A. Ras, P. Poelstra, M. Mulders, H. van der Avoort
      Pages 359-369
    8. R. Crainic, M. Furione, D. Otelea, S. Guillot, J. Balanant, A. Aubert-Combiescu et al.
      Pages 371-390
    9. P. Minor, G. Dunn, J. W. Almond, A. Macadam
      Pages 391-399
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 401-411

About this book


Elimination of measles and poliomyelitis diseases from the globe is a priority goal of the World Health Organization. For the first time, in a single volume comprising thirty-one well-documented chapters, internationally recognized experts provide a state-of-the-art treatment of these two important viral diseases. The book offers a wide range of new findings and references on the latest advances regarding the measles and poliomyelitis: • global and molecular genetic epidemiology, characteristics and diseases surveillance • all available vaccines and research to produce more safe and more potent-biotechnology vaccines • immunization programmes, considering the available vaccines and possibility of vaccinal associations in strategy to eliminate/eradicate these diseases • immunity to infections and immunogenicity of vaccines • virus genomes organization and antigenic structures related to vaccine characteristics, stressing their role in immunization strategies • needs of global cooperation, using all available resources, vaccines and strategies to achieve the global control of the diseases. It is addressed to all public health professionals concerned with measles and poliomyelitis control, especially in hospitals, clinics, governmental health services, international health services, centers of infectious diseases, research institutes, medical schools, vaccine producers and experts in immunization strategies and programmes.


Antigen biotechnology diseases infection infections infectious disease infectious diseases research vaccination vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Edouard Kurstak
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.International Comparative Virology OrganizationMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Medical Research CentreKing Fahad HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Viral Diseases PanelWorld Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland

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