African-American Children Are at Risk of a Measles Outbreak in an Inner-City Community of Chicago, 2000Jorge Rosenthal, Dawn Raymond, Julie Morita, Mary McCauley, Pam Diaz, Felicita David & Lance Rodewald
Since the measles resurgence of 1989–1991, which affected predominantly inner-city preschoolers, national vaccination rates have risen to record-high levels, but rates among inner-city, preschool-aged, African-American children lag behind national rates. The threat of measles importations from abroad exists and may be particularly important in large U.S. cities. To stop epidemic transmission, measles vaccination coverage should be at least 80%.
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