More than 140 000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide

Babies and children most at risk of fatal complications
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Worldwide more than 140 000 people died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from WHO and CDC. These deaths occurred as measles cases surged globally, amidst devastating outbreaks in all regions. Most deaths were among children under 5 years of age. Measles is preventable through vaccination. Make sure you and your children are vaccinated. 
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