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At Least 20K People Infected, 315 Dead In DRC Measles Outbreak, U.N. Reports

Reuters: At least 20,000 infected in southeast Congo measles outbreak: U.N.
“A measles outbreak in the copper-mining Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 315 people and infected at least 20,000, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Hundreds more deaths have likely not been documented due to difficulties accessing remote areas, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a draft report on the province’s worst outbreak of the disease since 2010-11…” (8/12).

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