Measles Has Officially Been Eliminated In The Americas
But we still have a long way to go before we can put the disease in the history books.By Briana Altergott | September 28, 2016
Measles has officially been eliminated in all of the Americas.
World health officials say this is the first time an entire region has been declared measles-free. But it has been eliminated in several individual countries, like the U.S.
It's a pretty big deal. As the Pan American Health Organization said in a statement, "This is a historic day for our region and indeed the world."