Aden Measles Outbreak Threatens Children

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Measles disease is rapidly spreading in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden due to the country’s poor healthcare system and decline in immunization coverage.

Medical sources said the city’s hospitals’ received hundreds of Measles cases, after decades of decline The sources told A24 News Agency that poor health infrastructure, low awareness, War and a backlash against vaccinations in most cases were driving forces in these recent outbreaks in Aden. They said the majority of cases were among people who were not vaccinated against measles.

The sources said 1500 children have died so far from the preventable but highly contagious disease in Aden. Measles, which spreads more quickly than Ebola, Flu and Covid-19, is typically a disease that mainly affects children and Infants but it could also spread among adults.

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