Figure 4.4 Measles incidence, 2003–2017
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Source: China CDC, National Measles Surveillance Reporting System, 2018
The map shows provincial-level measles incidence every two years between 2003 and 2017. Between 2004 and 2009, 27 of the 31 provinces in China conducted provincial-level SIAs for measles vaccine, followed by a national-level SIA in 2010.5 Afterwards, the measles incidence dropped noticeably. However, from the end of 2012, it experienced a rebound, reaching its highest level (4/100,000) in 2014, but began to fall again in 2015.6 In 2017, the reported incidence of measles reached a record low (0.4/100,000), mainly concentrated in Tibet and Qinghai.