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Madagascar is currently facing the largest measles outbreak in its history, as cases have grown beyond 115,000, according to AP.
Only 58 percent of people on the main island have been vaccinated against the disease, a huge reason for its recent spread. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the outbreak has impacted mostly children under the age of 15 since it began in September. AP says more than 1,200 people have died over the past seven months.
The article goes on to state the following:
“The epidemic unfortunately continues to expand in size, though at a slower pace than a month ago,” Dr. Dossou Vincent Sodjinou, a WHO epidemiologist in Madagascar, told AP.
Madagascar is experiencing one of the largest measles outbreaks in history, with only 58% of the population vaccinated pic.twitter.com/I7IAiaUHdp
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