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WHO: Big increase in measles cases – the world



The number of cases of highly contagious disease that can kill children or give them life increases in all regions of the world. WHO wants more countries to implement effective vaccination programs.

"In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of cases in countries with a high degree of vaccination, including the United States, as well as in Israel, Thailand and Tunisia, when the disease spread rapidly among non-vaccinated groups," reports WHO in a report.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global vaccination rate has stopped at 85 percent, which means that 95 percent is needed to prevent new outbreaks. They also do not receive a second dose of vaccine in 25 countries.

New epidemics occurred in Ethiopia, the Philippines, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Congo-Kinshasa, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Myanmar, Sudan and Ukraine. According to the WHO, these "caused many deaths – especially among young children".

In addition, the organization points out that the number of actual cases is always higher than the number of reported cases, so the situation is worse than what the report states.


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