Amid deep-rooted vaccination fears, measles makes a reappearance with thousands of cases and 22 deaths.
About 65 percent of the cases, were reported in the Analamanga region. 48 districts in Madagascar are affected by the measles epidemic during the last three months, six of which recorded more than 400 cases.
New data shows that an additional 2,652 people were diagnosed – 893 adults and 1,579 children, bringing the total for the year to 49,518.
The Philippines Department of Health reported recently that the suspected measles outbreak in the province of Sarangani affected 84 persons as of November 28, with 18 deaths.
While 34 Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) maintain their measles elimination status, endemic transmission of the virus has now been reestablished in Venezuela.
The Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported 822 cases in the 30th week of 2018, bringing the case total to 27,502 this year.
The Americas were declared measles-free in 2016, but the viral disease made a comeback in Venezuela last year.
For the first five months of 2018, 19,249 people– 7,825 adults and 11,424 children have contracted measles.
French health officials reported 124 measles cases in the past week, bringing the outbreak total number of cases for 2018 to 1,999 as of the end of April.
The rapid growth in cases is connected to group outbreaks in Volyn, Lviv, Zakarpattia, Chernihiv, and Kyiv regions.