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  • Cameroon: 2019 Measles

    Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._138600553.htm

    Cameroon reports 14 deaths from measles epidemic
    Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-03 00:34:43|Editor: yan

    YAOUNDE, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon's Minister of Public Health Malachie Manaouda said on Monday 14 measles-related deaths were recorded in the country since January 2019.

    More than 90 percent of the victims were children. In total, 42 cases of measles have been reported since the start of the year, Manaouda told a press conference...



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    Source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/camer...asles-outbreak

    Cameroon Launches Vaccination Campaign to Contain Measles Outbreak
    By Moki Edwin Kindzeka
    December 05, 2019 09:26 AM

    YAOUNDE - Cameroon has organized a national vaccination campaign to stop a measles outbreak that has infected more than 3,000 people, especially children, this year. The most-affected area is the central African state's northern border with Nigeria and Chad, where 17 children have died this month. Health officials believe many more people are infected, since barely 30% of the population visits conventional health facilities...

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