More than 140,000 people were killed by measles last year

There were 9,769,400 cases globally in 2018, with the majority being babies and children under the age of five. A boy in Samoa - currently battling an outbreak - is pictured getting a jab.
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Widespread vaccination has significantly reduced measles-related morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet measles remains a disease of global public health concern due to its highly transmissible nature, propensity to rapidly develop into outbreaks among children in resource-scarce settings, and rising levels of vaccine hesitancy.1,2 Although primarily spread between humans via direct contact (e.g., droplets from coughing or sneezing), the measles virus (MeV) can become aerosolized and persist in an airspace or on surfaces for several hours.
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Conclusions: Our findings will assist health care professionals and policy makers in preparing targeted information campaigns to address questions and counteract vaccine hesitancy.
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From 1 January through 19 December 2019, a total of 124 laboratory confirmed cases of measles, including two deaths, were reported in the Gaza Strip (case fatality ratio=1.6%). Of the confirmed cases, forty-nine cases (40%) were hospitalized, 12 were among health care workers, and seventy-five (60%) were males. Gaza Strip has an estimated population of 1.99 million (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics-2019). In addition, of the confirmed cases, 57 cases (46%) were un-vaccinated, of which 28 (23%) were among infants between 6 months to one year old, and 29 (23%) among age groups higher than 30 years old. Between 2009 a...
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