Global measles surge: Warning of threat to children

Last year, 98 nations reported a major increase in measles cases compared with the previous year.

    A global surge in cases of measles is posing a growing threat to children worldwide, according to a new report from the United Nations.

    It reveals that 98 nations reported a major increase in measles cases in 2018 compared with the previous year.

    Nearly 16,000 cases of the disease were reported last year, killing at least 260 children.

    So why is a disease that's highly preventable on the way back?

    Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from the United Nations.


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