More children at risk of measles in wake of Ebola epidemic

March 12, 2015 7:45 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With Ebola finally waning, researchers say hard-hit West Africa faces another threat: The possibility of large outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable illnesses.

Ebola derailed child immunizations in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Research published Thursday says that means hundreds of thousands more children are vulnerable to infections like measles than before the most recent Ebola epidemic. The researchers estimated that thousands could die if a large ...

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