Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is vaccinating 68,000 children against measles in camps across the capital of Central African Republic.
With measles cases confirmed among children in several displacement camps in Bangui, where hundreds of thousands of people are sheltering, the measure was taken in five camps across the city to prevent an outbreak.
"Measles can be a very deadly disease for children and is highly contagious,” said MSF’s vaccination coordinator Tessy Fautsch. “Ten to thirty percent of those children with already low natural immunity do not survive, unless they are vaccinated.”
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