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India Coronavirus Dispatch: Covid-19 diverting attention from measles, TB

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India, with 2.4 million tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2019, has the most cases (27 per cent) in the world

Bharath Manjesh New Delhi
Measles outbreak likely in 2021 due to missed vaccination amid Covid, Lancet study says

Researchers have predicted the possibility of a major measles outbreak in 2021 due to missed vaccination amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a study titled "Actions needed now to prevent further increases in measles and measles deaths in the coming years", published in the journal Lancet on 12 November, experts suggest ‘three pillars’ of action needed to address the concerning situation. 

These are: 1) Helping countries vaccinate their children through catch-up and campaigns, 2) countries need to prepare for expected outbreaks, and 3) maintain measles and rubella elimination targets provided

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First Published: Nov 18 2020 | 3:26 PM IST

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