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Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

6.12.2019

Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

The announcement came as the Pacific island nation of Samoa was locked down in order to carry out a mass vaccination drive to cope with an epidemic that has killed 62 and, according to UN officials, was fuelled by anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories on the internet.

Most of the deaths occurred among children under the age of 5. Babies and infants are at greatest risk of infection and of developing complications, including pneumonia and brain swelling that can lead to permanent damage, blindness or hearing loss.

That is far short of the recommended 95 percent vaccination coverage, with 2 doses of measles vaccine deemed necessary to protect populations from the disease.

Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the United Kingdom meanwhile all lost their eliminated status.

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