Measles claims 12 children in Mumbai, Centre issues advisory to states | City

    Nov 26, 2022, 03:06PM ISTSource: TIMESOFINDIA.COM

    We are not done with Covid19 yet, and we have another health issue to tackle. There is now an imminent threat of measles spreading in various regions globally, as Covid-19 led to a steady decline in vaccination coverage and weakened surveillance of the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US public health agency said. Measles is one of the most contagious human viruses and is almost entirely preventable through vaccination. In 2021, there were an estimated 9 million cases and 128,000 deaths from measles worldwide. Twenty-two countries experienced large and disruptive outbreaks.

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