Zimbabwe: Measles Surge results in death of 80 Children


The Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe disclosed that the outbreak of measles has resulted in the of 80 children in Zimbabwe since April.

A statement by the Health Secretary, Jasper Chimedza, read:

“The ministry of health and child care wishes to inform the public that the ongoing outbreak of measles which was first reported on 10th of April has since spread nationwide following church gatherings. These gathering which were attended by people from different provinces of the country with unknown vaccination status led to the spread of measles to previously unaffected areas.”

Meanwhile, as of Thursday, 1,036 suspected cases and 125 confirmed cases had been reported since the outbreak.