Strong political support and public health systems are essential to eliminate measles epidemics worldwide. “ScienceDaily. Strong political support and public health systems are essential to eliminating measles outbreaks worldwide Date: July 15, 2019 Source: Joule Inc. Summary: Strong political support and strong public health systems are needed to combat measles outbreaks with increasing frequency around the world, say public health experts. Strong political support and public health systems are essential to eliminate measles epidemics worldwide. To sustain measles elimination, strong regional public health systems are needed,” writes Dr. Baker. “Strong public health systems are needed to ensure that everyone is vaccinated and to closely monitor this intake. The World Health Organization reports that the number of measles cases increased by 300 percent in the first three months of 2019 compared to 2018. Natasha Crowcroft and Shelly Bolotin, Ontario Public Health and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University ofToronto Ontario. Measles epidemics require action at local, national and global levels. ScienceDaily shares links to scientific publications on the TrendTM network and generates third party revenue when needed. “In a globalized society in which we are all linked, a disease as contagious as measles – the most contagious of vaccine-preventable diseases – spreads easily. ScienceDaily, 15 July 2019.