DRC Declares Measles Epidemic Amid Ongoing Ebola Outbreak; MSF Calls For More Efforts To Curb Cases

CIDRAP News: DRC declares measles outbreak after 1,500 deaths
“Alongside a tough battle against Ebola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health ministry [Monday] declared a measles outbreak, spanning 23 of the country’s 26 provinces and piling up 87,000 suspected cases since the first of the year. In a related development, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) [Tuesday] said massive efforts are needed to curb the DRC’s quickly spreading measles outbreak, its worst since 2012. MSF said the disease has claimed more than 1,500 lives…” (Schnirring, 6/11).

Additional coverage of the declaration of a measles outbreak is DRC is available from Al Jazeera, Reuters, and The Telegraph.

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