WHO: Number of Measles Cases Increasing Sharply Worldwide
|04/15/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first three months of the year compared to last year, the World Health Organization reported Monday.
The United Nations agency, citing preliminary data, said that more than 112,000 cases of the preventable but highly contagious disease have been reported across the globe in the January-to-March period.
WHO called for better vaccination coverage against measles, which can kill or leave a child disabled for life.
Over recent months, WHO said spikes in the disease have occurred “in countries with high overall vaccination coverage, including the United States … as well as Israel, Thailand, and read more >>>