Vaccination campaign against measles virus starts in Aden

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Today, the temporary capital of Aden, launched an emergency campaign for health immunization against the measles virus, sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
The campaign aims to reach 1,355,142 children from the age of 6-10 months across 10 liberated governorates, and it takes place in over 2,000 established and mobile health centers.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Health and Population, Ali Ahmed Al-Walidi, said that the measles vaccination campaign came after the outbreak of the virus in 74 districts. He added, that around 3000 cases have been recorded from January to May, including 34 deaths. The highest percentage was in Aden.

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