DR Congo measles outbreak ‘kills 2,700 children’

Written by on August 20, 2019

The epidemic is more deadly than the current Ebola outbreak         

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has told the BBC that very little has been done to combat the measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, despite a national epidemic being declared in June.

Karel Janssen, MSF’s head of mission in DR Congo, said 23 out of 26 provinces had been affected, but lack of routine vaccination, hygiene, the prevalence of conflict and the high numbers of displaced people had contributed to the spread of the disease.


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