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RFE / RL: rising measles (INFOGRAPHY)


Published on February 17. Updated on February 17 at 5:45 p.m.

A nurse prepares a syringe for a measles vaccine when a child and his father wait at a pediatric polyclinic in Kiev on January 15, 2018.

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Many European countries reported substantial increases in measles, a highly contagious viral disease. The WHO warns that this could be due in part to a rejection of vaccination, despite the availability of vaccines. Seventy-two people died in Europe in 2018 because of the disease.

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