October 21, 2021

PAHO says Caribbean, rest of Americas now measles-free

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WASHINGTON, USA (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says the Americas, including the Caribbean, is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. “This achievement culminates a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps […]