subacute sclerosing panencephalitis in papua new guinean children: the cost of continuing inadequate measles vaccine coverage.subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (sspe) is a late, rare and usually fatal complication of measles infection. although a very high incidence of sspe in papua new guinea (png) was first recognized 20 years ago, estimated measles vaccine coverage has remained at ≤ 70% since and a large measles epidemic occurred in 2002. we report a series of 22 sspe cases presenting between november 2007 and july 2009 in madang province, png, including localized clusters with the highest ever reported annual inc ...201121245918
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