Ebola-ravaged Congo now hit with 87,000 suspected measles cases, officials say
By Editor - Wed Jun 12, 12:07 am
A measles epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country struggling to contain the world’s second-largest and second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. The Congolese health ministry said it has recorded 87,000 suspected cases of measles since the start of the year and laboratory tests so far have confirmed 677 of those cases in 23 of the nation’s 26 provinces. The newly-declared measles epidemic is believed to have already claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people, according to the ministry.
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