Children Are Still Dying from Measles in Nigeria's Borno State
MSF has revealed that at least 58 people have been killed by measles in Borno State since January. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by a virus. The infection is fatal, especially for children. Children with measles come from internally displaced people's camps and also from the host community. Government and humanitarian agencies have vaccinated more than 1,2 million children aged between six months and six years.
MSF, 22 May 2019
In the 70-bed Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) measles unit inside Maiduguri's State Specialist Hospital, Doctor Muhammad Abdullahi checks on… Read more »
A staff member of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) vaccinates a child against measles in a refugee camp.
Nigeria: Measles Kill 58 in Borno
This Day, 18 May 2019
Médecines Sans Frontières (MSF), popularly known as Doctors Without Borders on Friday revealed that 58 people had been killed by measles in Borno State since January. Read more »
MSF, 17 May 2019
Five-year-old Mustapha Osman is receiving fluids intravenously in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) measles unit inside State Specialist hospital in Maiduguri, in… Read more »
Nigeria: 75 Children Dead in Measles Outbreak
CAJ News, 27 May 2019
Nigeria has embarked on one of the biggest vaccination campaigns against measles following the death of at least 75 children from the disease this year. Read more »