HEALTH

Measles outbreak sweeps through Liberia

It is currently affecting 14 of the 15 counties in the country.

In Summary

•It is currently affecting 14 of the 15 counties in the country.

•He said many parents stopped taking their children for vaccination since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Liberia’s health ministry has confirmed an outbreak of measles, affecting 14 of the 15 counties in the country.

Chief Medical Officer, Francis Kateh, said there were reports of deaths in the wake of the outbreak, but he was not sure if they were all measles-related.

He told a radio programme that the outbreak was as a result of low immunization rates.

He said many parents stopped taking their children for vaccination since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic.