Burkina Faso: largest measles outbreak in more than 10 years

by IRIN News

While health officials undertake vaccination campaigns across West Africa to control meningitis and polio epidemics, measles has overtaken both diseases in Burkina Faso in the biggest outbreak the country has seen in more than a decade, according to the Ministry of Health.

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