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Vaccination gap: UNICEF concerned about spread of measles

In the first quarter of this year, had three times been so many reported measles cases as during the same period of the previous year. The ground for this outbreak was laid, according to UNICEF, many years ago.

Henrietta Fore is not surprising in light of the recent measles outbreaks, for example, in New York. The ground for it had already been years ago is preparing, says the Boss of a children's charity. UNICEF estimates that in the years from 2010 to 2017, a total of 169 million children have already received the first dose of the two-part vaccination. This corresponds to more than Twice the total population of Germany. Year for year, had been so for an average of more than 20 million children not Vaccinated.

The measles Virus, so it describes the Fore, but is finding its way to unvaccinated children. Wool to eradicate the disease, the United States had declared the once-a-year 2000 - should you vaccinate every child in rich as in poor countries. The USA, for example, not to lead but the list of rich countries, where many children have this protection, more than 2.5 million. Germany reached 168,000 unvaccinated children # 8 on the list. As a "critical" describes Unicef, the situation in middle-income countries such as Nigeria or India.

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