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Madagascar measles epidemic kills 900 in six months / Boing Boing



NBC:

The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.

According to WHO figures, there are have been more than 68,000 cases of the disease, in which 553 deaths were confirmed and 373 suspected from measles since the outbreak began in September.

Madagascar has launched a nationwide campaign to bring the outbreak under control, through mass vaccination campaigns and surveillance.

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