Congo-Kinshasa: Hundred Children Die Measles Outbreak

[East African] More than a hundred children in Democratic Republic of Congo have died of measles since the start of the year, an outbreak that has added to deadly epidemics of cholera and Ebola, the UN said on Wednesday.
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