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India: Measles Cases Doubled in 2022 due to Vaccines Skipped in 2021
Vignesh Radhakrishnan, Rebecca Rose Varghese,  12 May 2022
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The overall cases of measles have doubled in India owing to disruption, and diversion of resources from routine immunization in the first two months of 2022. A similar pattern with the increased cases by 79% was observed globally. WHO has labeled this situation as a concerning sign of increased risk for the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases.As per the governmental data, first dose coverage of the measles vaccine dropped from 100% in 2018 to 88% in 2020 in India. The overall measles vaccine ...
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