‘Staggering’ rise in global measles cases last year, say leading health organizations

In this photo taken on Thursday, March 21, 2019, a volunteer nurse examines 6-moth-old Sarobidy, who is infected with measles, while her mother Nifaliana Razaijafisoa looks on, at a healthcare centre in Larintsena, Madagascar.

Global measles cases jumped by 18 per cent in a year to an estimated nine million, and deaths rose to 136,000 — mostly among children — the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a joint statement on Thursday.

CBC | World News

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