Alarming rise in global measles outbreaks ‘disastrous’ for children, UN warns

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UNITED NATIONS, Mar 02 (APP):The United Nations children’s agency has warned that global cases of measles are surging to alarmingly high levels, led by 10 countries that account for three-quarters of the rise.
Amid warnings of “disastrous consequences” for children if the disease continues to spread unchecked, a worldwide survey by UNICEF said 98 countries around the globe reported a rise in measles cases in 2018 compared with 2017. That total includes a number of countries that had previously eradicated the disease.