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Kiev reports first measles death as cases soar

Ukraine’s capital has seen its first death from measles in a major outbreak, the health ministry said Monday. A 57-year-old woman died in hospital of complications from the highly infectious illness, health ministry spokeswoman Maryna Dadinova told AFP. Eight people, including two children, have died of measles in Ukraine this year. There were 16 deaths […]
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Nigerian children and the threat of measles

Many Nigerians are still not getting their children fully immunised. They treat vaccinations with kid gloves in spite of serious challenges some diseases pose to child survival and endemic nature of such diseases in the country. Every minute, one child under the age of one dies in Nigeria. Many of these deaths are from preventable […] …

LASG partners WHO to eradicate measles

LASG partners WHO to eradicate measles

Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Government has partnered the World Health Organisation to give free vaccination to children between nine months and five years across the healthcare centres in the state. The Medical Director, Alimosho General Hospital, Igando, Dr. Adebajo Madewa, said the partnership would further increase the fight against the infection across the country […] …

Measles can cause deafness, blindness and kill, Oyo govt tells parents

OYO State government had charged parents to ensure that their children receive measles vaccine, warning that the infection can cause blindness, deafness and even death in children not immunised. Acting Executive Secretary, Oyo State Primary […]
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