Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 10th, 2002
With an estimated 3 million Zimbabwean children at risk because of drought and food shortages, fears of a measles epidemic has prompted an urgent vaccination campaign. In the current crisis, children's bodies have already become weakened by a lack of vital nutrients making them more susceptible to crippling diseases such as measles.
"An epidemic of measles in these circumstances would be particularly devastating and could easily lead to increased child deaths," said Festo Kavishe, UNICEF Zimbabwe's representative. "In fact, one religious group that would not...
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