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Measles resurgence is source of extreme concern: WHO

Measles cases have spiked by as much as 30 per cent last year in some countries because of poor vaccination coverage, the World Health Organization (WHO) said

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UN and Africa: focus on DRC, South Sudan and Ebola

Malnutrition alert for 400,000 DRC Kasai children

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Final phase of measles vaccination campaign underway in Sudan

The last phase of a measles vaccination campaign is underway in Sudan following a deadly outbreak of the virus nearly a year ago.

More than 3,400 children have been infected with measles in Sudan since December 2014. More than 70 of those children have died.

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UN agency warns of increased foot-and-mouth threats after outbreaks in Asia

Three recent incursions of foot-and-mouth disease in Japan and the Republic of Korea, which were officially free of such outbreaks, has led the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to issue a call today for increased global surveillance.

Virus outbreak claims lives of 20 young children in China – UN health agency

Twenty infants and young children have died in eastern China in an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) caused by enterovirus infection and the number of cases may still not peak for another two months, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reports.

UN provides vaccines to help in Paraguayan fight against yellow fever outbreak

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has organized the supply of two million doses of yellow fever vaccine to Paraguay as health authorities in the South American country battle a deadly outbreak of the viral disease.