Cambodia, Nigeria Make Progress Vaccinating Children Against Measles, Rubella
Cambodia has immunized one million children with the measles and rubella vaccines, and aims to reach all four million children between the ages of nine months and 15 years in the country, according to the health ministry, Xinhua/Global Times reports. “I urge every family in the country to bring their children to join in this campaign as it continues across the country in the next two months,” Health Minister Mam Bunheng said in a statement, according to the news agency. Cambodia has not recorded a measles case since 2011, the news agency notes (11/5). Meanwhile, “[a]bout 1.2 million children will be vaccinated against measles in a preventive program” in the southeast of Nigeria, Xinhua reports. “As of September, the West African country had recorded 53,842 cases of measles, of which 330 died, marking a sharp rise from a year ago, when there were 104 deaths from 8,243 reported cases,” the news agency writes (11/5).