After Ebola, Measles Death Toll Could Be High

March 12, 2015 6:07 PM

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After Ebola, Measles Death Toll Could Be High

The death toll from post-Ebola measles outbreaks in three West African countries could rival that of Ebola itself, researchers are warning.

The finding, based on mathematical modeling, assumes that the Ebola epidemic will last a total of 18 months, during which measles vaccination rates will be reduced by 75% of what they were when it started, according to Justin Lessler, PhD, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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