Exploring the time to intervene with a reactive mass vaccination campaign in measles epidemics

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In a recent study, MSF and its research affiliate, Epicentre, showed how rapid, mass vaccinations can reduce the toll inflicted by measles epidemics in Africa. "The fact that the WHO does not promote vaccination campaigns during an epidemic only hinders an effective emergency response," said epidemiologist Rebecca Grais.