Anti-vaxxers have contributed to a spike in measles cases all over the world

“Existing strategies need to change.”

Recent reports from the World Health Organization reveal multiple countries experienced an increase of measles cases in 2017, slowing down a decades-long positive trend around the globe.

The worrying new report used updated disease-modelling data and provides the most comprehensive estimates about the disease over the last 17 years. The paper shows that since 2000, over 21 million lives have been saved through measles immunisations, but since 2016, the positive trend has hit the brakes, with a 30 per cent increase in reported cases worldwide.

Source: Anti-vaxxers have contributed to a spike in measles cases all over the world




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