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Global measles cases triple year-on-year

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Measles cases nearly tripled globally during the first seven months of the year compared to the same period in 2018, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, amid growing concern over public resistance to the vaccine. So far this year, 364,808 measles cases were reported around …

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Uganda introduces Measles, Rubella combination vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has launched a new combination vaccine for both measles and rubella. The two diseases display similar symptoms of fever and skin rash, and both are highly contagious. Measles can be deadly for children with poor nutrition and a weakened immune system and …

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Measles cases rise 30 percent worldwide

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Measles cases worldwide jumped more than 30 percent last year compared to 2016, with increases recorded in wealthy European countries like Germany where vaccination coverage has historically been high, the UN said Thursday. The World Health Organization said the worrying trend of resurgent measles cases …

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VIDEO: Measles outbreak in Kampala

VIDEO: Measles outbreak in Kampala Kampala, Uganda | NBS TV | Sixty seven  suspected cases of measles have been reported in Kampala and surrounding areas, according to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry now says Ugandans should be on the lookout for the symptoms and report any suspicious cases to the …

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Measles outbreak confirmed in Kampala and Wakiso

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed there is an active outbreak of Measles in Kampala and Wakiso Districts. All the five divisions of Kampala, as well as several suburbs in Wakiso District are affected. According to a statement released Tuesday, the Ministry of Health surveillance …

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