The number of measles infections around the world could surge in the wake of coronavirus as countries are forced to suspend vaccination programmes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it fears more than 117 million children could miss out on being vaccinated against measles, which killed 140,000 people in 2018.
Officials worry that 37 countries where the deadly virus is a major threat could delay immunisation programmes, with 24 countries already suspending their efforts as attention is focused on containing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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Source: The Independent, 14 April 2020