Over 117 million children worldwide did not receive the necessary vaccine injection to prevent measles because of the pandemic, COVID-19, warned the who.
Immunization against measles was already pending in 24 countries, also at risk are children 37 countries. The who urged governments of countries where measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection was suspended the immunization campaign, to ensure control of the situation and to resume the immunization as soon as possible.
This situation may lead to an outbreak of measles, which spread in recent years and it is increased. Who recalled that in 2018 with measles are sick more than 10 million people, of which 140 thousand were dead.