WHO, CDC warn measles is a ‘renewed threat’ after 22 million infants missed vaccines in 2020

The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say cases of measles are on the rise, with much of our attention being spent on COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Nov 11, 2021, 10:19 AM

Updated 883 days ago

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The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say cases of measles are on the rise, with much of our attention being spent on COVID-19.
Routine vaccinations were down last year, including for infants. Around 22.3 million infants did not receive the initial measles vaccine last year, an increase of three million from the previous year.
At least 24 vaccine campaigns in 23 countries were postponed, potentially affecting at least 93 million people.


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