On Friday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced the death of 15 children and the infection of 1,400 others with measles in Yemen, within 7 months.
In a report seen by Anadolu Agency, the organization said: “15 children died of measles in Yemen during the period between January and July 2022.”
The report added that “about 1,400 children in Yemen were infected with measles, during the same period, in 7 governorates, including Aden (south).”
In its report, UNICEF indicated that it “assisted the (Yemeni) Ministry of Public Health and Population in implementing a vaccination campaign for children in response to the outbreak.”
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Measles is a highly contagious viral disease in children, and almost everyone who catches it suffers from a painful rash, sore eyes, fever, stiff muscles and a bad cough.
According to UNICEF, children most at risk of contracting measles are those who suffer from malnutrition.