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Fighting the killer measles | by Julien Harneis
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Fighting the killer measles

Measles is possibly the biggest killer of children in emergencies. Crowded camps with many children not vaccinated are very vulnerable to sudden epidemics. Part of UNICEF’s emergency response is to vaccinate all children for measles and mothers for neo natal tetanus. In the spontaneous settlements around Muganga over one week we vaccinated about 22,000 children.

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Taken on September 12, 2007