WHO urges mass vaccination against measles, other diseases in Ebola areas

March 20, 2015 12:13 PM

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WHO urges mass vaccination against measles, other diseases in Ebola areas

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Friday of a risk of outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other diseases in West African countries hit by Ebola and said this must be countered with rapid intensification of routine immunizations.

The Ebola epidemic, which has infected some 24,000 people, killing 10,000 of them, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, has reduced vaccination coverage as health facilities and healthcare workers focused on fighting the unprecedented outbreak.

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