The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9668, Page 1008, 21 March 2009 Original Text Kanako Masuno, Kenji Shibuya
The measles coverage in Asia is worse than in Europe. Japan itself reports 200 000 cases annually. Measles coverage is less than 60% in Japan, lower than African average of 73% in 2006. It is time for WHO to apply global standards to the global population.