Measles – Gone Viral

Emil Nolde (German/Danish, 1867-1956)

Emil Nolde (German/Danish, 1867-1956)


MAPPING MEASLES

MEASLES is the greatest vaccine-preventable killer of children in the world today. Nine out of ten people who are not immunised will contract the virus if they share the same living space with an infected person. In 1980 the disease was responsible for 2.6m deaths globally. By 2013, when 84% of children aged 12 months or less received a dose of the vaccine, the death toll had fallen to 145,700.

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