Nearly 400 Children Die Of Measles Daily Despite Vaccine Progress, Joint Report Shows

Reuters: Despite progress, measles kills 400 children a day: WHO
“The number of deaths from measles has fallen by 79 percent worldwide since 2000, thanks mainly to mass vaccination campaigns, but nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day, global health experts said on Thursday…” (Kelland, 11/10).

U.N. News Centre: Despite progress, hundreds of children still die of measles every day — U.N.-backed report
“… According to the report, mass measles vaccination campaigns and a global increase in routine measles vaccination coverage saved an estimated 20.3 million young lives between 2000 and 2015. But progress has been uneven. In 2015, about 20 million infants missed their measles shots and an estimated 134,000 children died from the disease…” (11/10).

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