Measles is still a leading killer among vaccine preventable diseases of childhood, taking its toll mainly among malnourished children whose natural defenses have been weakened by other infections, and who live in crowded urban localities. Data indicates a declining trend of measles in India though. In 1986, 1,55,072 cases were reported as apposed to 26,986 in 1995. Nevertheless, epidemics of measles are common in India during winter and early spring (January to April).
Expert's Advice on Typhoid
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