Measles in the News
The articles listed below include news about or mention of measles.
Measles campaign underway in Liberia
The measles vaccination campaign will also integrate Vitamin A supplementation, which can reduce deaths associated with measles by up to 50%, as well as de-worming for children below five years old...
Global measles deaths drop by 74%
It has been reported that measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000. The Eastern Mediterranean region, which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, S...
04 Dec '08 | Measles | International
First emergency supplies airlifted into Goma, DR Congo
The first four planes carrying supplies to curb cholera and respiratory infections have arrived in Goma, sent from Dubai by the UK Department for International Development. Six more planeloads of s...
11 Nov '08 | Humanitarian | DRC
Measles has been thought of as a classic childhood disease. It is associated with various common complications and can even be fatal. Measles is an infectious disease that is spread through contact with fluids from an infected person's nose and mouth - either directly or through aerosol transmission.