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WHO Official Warns Measles Outbreak In DRC Could Worsen

The Lancet: Measles outbreak in DR Congo an ‘epidemic emergency’
“Moise Yapi looks out of the window of the WHO country office in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and sighs. ‘This measles outbreak we’re facing is bad and it could get much worse.’ Yapi is the WHO Medical Officer for measles surveillance and control in the DRC. … The recent measles epidemics in the DRC come against a backdrop of growing concern among the international health community that efforts to reign in the disease are stalling…” (Maurice, 9/5).

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