DR CONGO DECLARES MEASLES EPIDEMIC AS CASES UP 700 PERCENT

FIGURES BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WHO SHOWED MEASLES CASES WORLDWIDE ROSE BY 300 PERCENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

DR CONGO DECLARES MEASLES EPIDEMIC AS CASES UP 700 PERCENT

"To stop the chain of measles transmission and prevent future epidemics, at least 95 percent of the population have to be vaccinated," he said.

Measles cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo jumped by more than 700 percent during the first four and a half months of 2019 compared with the same period last year, authorities have said, prompting warnings the...

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