22 kids in Zim die of measles

HARARE - Twenty-two people, mainly children under five years old, have died of measles in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, state media reported yesterday.

HARARE - Twenty-two people, mainly children under five years old, have died of measles in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, state media reported yesterday.

The Herald daily said the 22 had missed out on being vaccinated when the health department undertook a nationwide mass immunisation programme earlier in the year.

All 22 dead were from the Makoni area, about 200km east of Harare, where a further 90 people have also been confirmed infected by the highly contagious respiratory virus. - Sapa-dpa

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