Cases of measles in Africa rise by 700 percent: UN body

World Health Organization says measles cases jump by 700 percent in parts of Africa as access to vaccines difficult.

Parts of Africa are grappling with an outbreak of measles and the preventable disease is making a comeback because many people here are not being vaccinated.

The World Health Organization says cases on the continent have surged by 700 percent this year alone.


Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Chad where a national emergency has been declared.