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Lives at risk from surge in measles: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters): According to World Health Organization (WHO), measles cases worldwide has increased threefold this year compared to last year.
According to the World Health Organization, measles cases have been present in every region of the world except the United States.
According to the World Health Organization, measles cases worldwide tripled from January to June this year. About 365,000 cases were reported worldwide this year, the highest since 2006.
WHO stated that there are 6.7 million suspected measles cases worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, measles killed 109,000 worldwide in 2017 alone.
Director of WHO, Immunizations O’Connor blamed poor health care and misconceptions about vaccines for the growing infectious disease.
Brian called on social media and communities to play their part in delivering accurate information about measles. He said that instead of moving forward we went back and forth.
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It remains an important cause of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.
Under the Global Vaccine Action Plan, measles and rubella are targeted for elimination in five WHO Regions by 2020.
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