Measles in all 26 DRC provinces, 2019 death toll at 5,000 - WHO

A measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 5,000 people this year, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) has disclosed.

Low immunization rates and high levels of malnutrition have fuelled the epidemic and high mortality rates, especially in North Kivu province, which is also suffering from an Ebola epidemic.

A first measles vaccination campaign was launched to protect people against the infectious disease that has struck all of the country's 2…

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