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Why are global measles cases up by 300%?

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Measles cases rose 300% worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has in recent months sounded the alarm over slipping global vaccination rates.

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Printable version | Jan 21, 2020 1:35:28 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/why-are-global-measles-cases-up-by-300/article26855701.ece

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