Large decline seen in measles deaths yearly

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were an estimated 90,000 deaths caused by measles during 2016, which is about an 80% decrease in measles deaths compared to the year 2000. Overall, measles deaths have been consistently declining over the last decade, due in large part to the widespread implementation of the measles vaccine driven by health workers and government efforts in poorer countries to combat the disease. However, measles is still widespread in certain countries, mainly Pakistan, Nigeria, and India, where millions of children are still unvaccinated.

 

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