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"Worldwide measles cases up 79%"

"Worldwide measles cases up 79%"

The World Health Organization today expressed concern about the rapid spread of measles worldwide, with more than 306,000 cases reported last year, a figure that represents a 79% increase in one year.

Because of this jump, we also expect an increase in the number of deaths in 2023, but the data will not be available until November, Natasha Crowcroft, technical adviser on measles and rubella at the World Health Organization, told reporters during a briefing. Health.

 

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