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Measles in Roraima

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Measles in Roraima

Brazil’s health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis.

https://bit.ly/2LVFFN7

The measles cases are mostly concentrated in northern states of Amazonas and Roraima where thousands of Venezuelan refugees are crossing the border to flee economic and political hardships, as well as a failing health system. Many of them are sick and haven’t been immunized.

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1. Re: Measles in Roraima

Measles cases increasing in Brazil despite the vaccination campaign:

https://bit.ly/2niFrAV

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2. Re: Measles in Roraima

Venezuelan mothers-to-be head to Brazil to give birth.

https://reut.rs/2wmRCB2

The 3,000 homeless and unvaccinated Venezuelans in Boa Vista have caused an outbreak of measles, a virus that had been eradicated in Brazil.

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