Infectious Diseases Society of America

THE National Network for Immunization Information (Infectious Diseases Society of America)
The composition of the Steering Committee is: Samuel L. Katz, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Duke University (Co-Chair)

"Measles can only be prevented by vaccination against the virus."---National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

"Knowing that measles often leads to vitamin A loss, we had begun to wonder if Africa's high death rates from measles might also be connected with vitamin A deficiency. To test this, children hospitalized with measles in Tanzania were given vitamin A capsules. The measles death rate fell by half. It was at this point that we discovered, to our astonishment, that a similar experiment had been conducted 50 years earlier in a London hospital - with the same results: medicine too has doors it did not enter, paths it did not take."--Dr. Alfred Sommer