Health Workers, Parents Raise Questions About Measles Vaccine Viability In South Sudan Amid Outbreak

Associated Press: South Sudan measles outbreak raises questions about vaccines
“…As South Sudan emerges from a five-year civil war, more than 750 measles cases, including seven deaths, have been reported since January. That’s almost six times the number of cases for all of 2018, according to World Health Organization data. … Though an emergency vaccination campaign is underway in South Sudan’s 12 affected counties, the outbreak is spreading, leading some health officials and residents to doubt the vaccine’s viability in some cases. … While the AP could not independently verify that [two] children [who died of measles] had been vaccinated, medical workers at Kuajok hospital are seeing some vaccinated children contract measles, said Dr. Garang Nyuol…” (Mednick, 4/24).

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