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Measles outbreak in Philippines kills 70, with vaccine fearmongering blamed | World news

The Philippines is in the midst of a growing measles crisis, with at least 70 deaths, mainly of children, in the past month.In January, there were 4,302 reported cases of measles in the country, an increase of 122% on the same period last year. The outbreak has been blamed on a backlash against vaccinations. The outbreak has continued into January. Last week, a measles outbreak was declared in Metro Manila – populated by 12 million people with many living in poverty-stricken slums. This follows 196 reported cases in January, compared to just 20 recorded in the same period last year. In Manila, 55 children under the age of four have died of measles since the beginning of the year.Measles cases at highest for 20 years in Europe, as anti-vaccine movement grows Read more The department of health has subsequently also declared a “red alert” outbreak in the regions of Luzon and parts of the Visayas“We are declaring an outbreak as cases have increased in the past weeks and to strengthen surveillance of new cases and alert mothers and caregivers to be more vigilant,” said Francisco Duque, the health secretary, in a statement.It follows on from reports from the department of health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) which showed that, as of December 2018, there were more than 20,000 reported measles cases in the Philippines, a 500% increase on the year before.Measles is a highly contagious disease, but population immunity can be achieved if more than 95% of the...

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