By Temitope Ogunfowokan.
Nigeria is among other countries of the world with alarming
rate of measles.
This is contained in a report released by the World Health Organization
(WHO) on state of measles outbreak globally from 2016 to 2018.
The report indicates an alarming increase in the number of
reported cases of measles in the country.
WHO released the data on its website on Saturday in
commemoration of the 2019 “World Immunisation Week.
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The report said that globally, some countries were
particularly peculiar with fewer than half of the children in these countries
getting immunized thereby accounting for 60 per cent of global figures.
It listed the countries to include: Afghanistan, Angola, the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria,
Pakistan and South Africa.
The world health body said that most of the un-vaccinated in
these countries were living in areas where there was serious poverty and