Due to a delay in the vaccination of children, the number of measles cases increased by 400% in one year, between the first quarter of 2021 and 2022 in Africa. Still ongoing, a measles epidemic has killed at least 157 children in Zimbabwe, the government announced on Tuesday August 16. 2,056 people would be infected. According to reports, infections have been increasing since the first reported case in August, and reported deaths have almost doubled in less than a week. The Zimbabwean government has announced the intensification of vaccination campaigns. He intends to ask traditional and religious leaders to support vaccination as the Ministry of Health recently attributed the outbreak to religious gatherings in the country. A 400% increase in Africa Transmitted by coughing and nasal secretions, measles is one of the most contagious infections. An infected person is likely to contaminate between 15 and 20 others. Complications can be serious, ranging from ENT and respiratory symptoms to encephalitis that can have serious and even fatal consequences. The measles virus, mainly attacks children, mainly causes a red rash that first appears on the face and then on the rest of the body. According to WHO Africa, the continent is facing an explosion of measles cases. 400% of cases were recorded in the first quarter of 2022, compared to the same period of 2021.
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