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WHO and the CDC declares measles as a global imminent threat, Covid to blame

Added 11-24-22 03:18:03am EST - “A combined report from two major public health bodies has declared measles an "eminent threat" to the global community.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “WHO and the CDC declares measles as a global imminent threat, Covid to blame”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A combined report from two major public health bodies has declared measles an “eminent threat” to the global community.

Released on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) feared that a record decline of measles vaccination rates and persistent large outbreaks meant that the respiratory virus was an “imminent threat in every region of the world”.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was “absolutely critical” that immunization programs were bought back on track to avoid what he said is a “preventable disease”.

“The paradox of the pandemic is that while vaccines against Covid-19 were developed in record time and deployed in the largest vaccination campaign in history, routine immunization programs were badly disrupted, and millions of kids missed out on lifesaving vaccinations against deadly diseases like measles,” said Dr Ghebreyesus.

According to the WHO, India, Somalia and Yemen are the three countries with the largest measles outbreak.

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