An analysis of the incidence of measles in Turkey since 1960

Caliskan, Deniz
Piyal, Birgul
Akdur, Recep
Ocaktan, Mine Esin
Yozgatlıgil, Ceylan
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D. Caliskan, B. Piyal, R. Akdur, M. E. Ocaktan, and C. Yozgatlıgil, “An analysis of the incidence of measles in Turkey since 1960,” TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, pp. 1101–1106, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: