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MEASLES CASES SURGE UP TO 700% IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN 2019.
Measles cases surge up to 700% in African countries in 2019.
11 July 2019 | 14:15

The World Health Organization (WHO) says parts of Africa are grappling with an outbreak of measles, and the preventable disease is making a comeback, because many people are not being vaccinated.

WHO says cases on the continent have surged by 700 percent this year alone.

Reports say this preventable disease has become epidemic, spreading faster than it can be contained.

Doctors without Borders have set up one crisis centre after the other, vaccinating children to stop them contracting the disease.

According to the report, at the heart of the crisis is both fear and belief that the measles vaccine is dangerous, by an increasing number of people in the West African countries, and the lack of access to vaccines in other parts of the world.

 



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