More than half the world faces high measles risk, WHO says

February 21, 2024

GENEVA -- More than half the world's countries will be at high or very high risk of measles outbreaks by the end of the year unless urgent preventative measures are taken, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday. "We can see, from data that's produced with WHO data by the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), that more than half of all the countries in the world are going to be at high or very high risk of outbreaks by the end of this year." The World Health Organization (WHO) logo is seen near its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, February 2, 2023. Death rates are higher in poorer countries due to weaker health systems, Crowcroft said, adding that outbreaks and deaths were also a risk for middle and high income countries. "We had many measles outbreaks around the world and middle income countries really suffered.

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