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Measles epidemic hits Europe, claims 35 lives in 12 months

Zsuzsanna Jakab  Measles epidemic hits Europe, claims 35 lives in 12 months Dr

Ongoing measles outbreaks in the World Health Organisation (WHO) European Region have caused 35 deaths in the past 12 months. The most recent fatality was a six-year-old boy in Italy, where over 3300 measles cases and two deaths have occurred since June 2016. Several other countries have also reported outbreaks which, according to national public health authorities, have caused 31 ...

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Bhutan, Maldives eliminate measles – WHO

Poonam Khetrapal Singh  Bhutan, Maldives eliminate measles – WHO Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Bhutan and Maldives have eliminated measles, a highly infectious disease that is a major childhood killer globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The two countries have become the first in WHO South-East Asia Region to be verified for having interrupted endemic measles virus transmission, ahead of the 2020 Regional target. “Bhutan and Maldives have demonstrated how a highly ...

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Measles vaccine stock-out: Nigeria faces risk of under-five deaths

Measles vaccine stock-out: Nigeria faces risk of under-five deaths Measles

Nigeria faces a renewed risk of losing many children this year to vaccine preventable diseases, arising from potential vaccine stock out. In 2013, Nigeria experienced a major measles vaccine stock out resulting in the occurrence of 57,892 measles cases with 348 deaths. In 2012, the number of reported measles cases was 11,061, with 126 deaths. This represents more than 500 ...

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