Reduction of Global Measles due to vaccines

Articles March 31, 2023

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus, which usually results in a high fever and rash and can lead to blindness, encephalitis, or death. Global measles deaths have decreased by 84% from an estimated 550 000 deaths in 2000 to 89 780 in 2016. Accelerated immunization activities have had a major impact on reducing measles deaths.

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