Congo-Kinshasa: Measles Deaths Exceed 6 000
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE death toll in the world's worst measles epidemic, currently battering the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has surpassed 6 000.
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Taylor Chin, Caroline O. Buckee, Ayesha S. MahmudAbstractIn the wake of the Rohingya population's mass migration from Myanmar, one of the world's largest refugee settlements was constructed in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to accommodate nearly 900,000 new refugees. Refugee populations are particularly vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks due to many population and environmental factors. A large measles outbreak, with over 1,700 cases, occurred among the Rohingya population between September and November 2017. Here, we estimate key epidemiological...
Measles has killed more than 6,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said, describing it as the "world's worst measles epidemic."
Measles has killed more than 6,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization has said.
[East African] Kinshasa -More than 6,000 people have died in from the world's worst measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
[UN News] Countries are being asked to step up assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which is facing the world's worst measles epidemic, with more than 6,000 deaths since the start of last year.
Countries are being asked to step up assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which is facing the world’s worst measles epidemic, with more than 6,000 deaths since the start of last year.
The Pacific island nation will reopen schools after a measles epidemic killed 81 people, many of them children and babies.
Vaccine-preventable infections are occurring at epidemic rates both nationally and internationally. At the same time, rates of vaccine hesitancy and refusal are increasing across the country leading to decreased herd immunity. For immunosuppressed transplant recipients, this situation poses great risk. Currently, 1 in 6 pediatric solid organ transplant recipients is hospitalized with a vaccine-preventable infection in the first 5 years posttransplant. For many recipients, these infections result in significant morbidity, mortality, and increased hospitalization costs. Surprisingly, despite this risk many transplant recipie...
[MSF] More than 280,000 people have contracted measles and at least 5,700 have died from the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this year--the largest outbreak the country has experienced in decades. The World Health Organization (WHO) says this is the largest measles epidemic in the world today. According to a survey by Epicentre--MSF's research arm--these figures represent a fraction of the real number.
When the virus arrived on its shores, the Pacific island nation was grievously unprepared. It had left the door to contagion wide open, and thousands of children have suffered.