الثلاثاء، 16 أبريل 2019

Measles cases up 300% worldwide in 2019, says WHO

Data for first three months adds to concerns over impact of anti-vaccination campaigns

Measles cases worldwide rose by 300% during the first three months of 2019 compared with the same period last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, amid growing concerns over the impact of anti-vaccination campaigns, particularly spread through social media.

Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented with a two-dose vaccine, but for some time the WHO has been warning about declining global vaccination rates.

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