Measles cases seen almost doubling in Ebola epidemic countries

March 12, 2015 7:04 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - Measles cases could almost double in countries hardest hit by the West African Ebola outbreak as overwhelmed health systems are unable to maintain child immunizations, scientists said on Thursday.

For every extra month that health care systems are disrupted, international researchers said up to 20,000 children aged between nine months and five years were put at risk.

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