Kenya Sounds Alarm Over Measles Outbreak


A measles epidemic has claimed the lives of 32 children and spread to 45 counties, prompting the government to launch a nationwide vaccination campaign in an attempt to contain the situation.

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  • Kenya:  Doctors Warn Against Measles Outbreak

    The Star, 13 September 2012

    Doctors in Nandi North district yesterday started immunising hundreds of children against measles following an outbreak of the disease in the area. The area medical officer of ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Seven Kyuso Children Succumb to Measles

    The Star, 9 May 2012

    SEVEN children whose parents belong to Kavonokya sect have died in the past two months in Kyuso district, Kitui county after their parents refused to take them to hospital. Kyuso ... read more »

A staff member of the United Nations Children's Fund vaccinates a child against measles in a refugee camp.