More Than 12K People Infected With Measles In Philippines, 203 Deaths In 2019, U.N. Agencies Report, Citing Vaccine Hesitancy

PhilStar: In less than two months, measles kills 203 in the Philippines
“More than 12,000 people have contracted measles while over 200 have died due to the highly contagious disease in nearly two months, according to the report of World Health Organization and the United Nations Children Fund…” (2/27).

SciDev.Net: Philippines battles spike in measles cases
“…In January, the World Health Organization (WHO) included vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate — among the top ten health threats facing the world in 2019. Vaccine hesitancy has contributed to outbreaks of measles in the United States and other countries. It is also being cited by authorities in the Philippines as one of the causes for the recent spike in measles cases…” (Felongco, 2/28).

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