Measles on the verge of eradication in the US.

"Steep Decline in Measles a Bright Spot in U.S. Health Efforts" Los Angeles Times ( (01/26/03) P. 1; Ornstein, Charles

Statistics show that measles cases in the United States continued to ebb last year, with only 36 cases reported, down from 116 in 2001.

NOTE: It will be interesting to see the statistics from 2002 since very few children were able to obtain the vaccine from Merck - who still has the single doses on back order...