Another Measles Outbreak in DR Congo

Médecins Sans Frontières has warned of a sharp rise in measles cases, with more than 13,000 infections since January 1, 2021. The country's health ministry has said that several provinces reported new cases of the disease. Dr Aaron Aruna, the health ministry's director of epidemiological surveillance, said that urgent measures were needed but added that the current outbreak is on a smaller scale. For more than three years up to 2020, measles killed an estimated 7,000 children in the country, with cases reported in all 26 provinces.

Measles vaccination in Kibati camp, DRC.

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