Measles Grows, Causes Deaths in Brazil for Lack of Vaccination

The lack of control of the disease occurs not only in Brazil, but in several countries. According to the World Health Organization, deaths from measles worldwide reached their highest level in 23 years in 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While there is great expectation regarding immunizers that will protect against Covid-19 - two of them approved by ANVISA on Sunday - the vaccination coverage for other diseases fails to reach the minimum required. Six of the seven deaths caused by measles in Brazil in 2020 occurred in children under 18 months. The seventh victim was a 34-year-old man. None of them had a history of vaccination against the disease.

Last year, 8,419 cases of measles were confirmed in the country by December 19th. And there are still 371 under investigation.

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