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Measles cases up 80% worldwide – symptoms of the condition you need to spot

Life & StyleMeasles cases up 80% worldwide – symptoms of the condition you need to spot


As with Covid vaccination is considered the most efficacious method of preventing the spread with at least 95 percent required to stop it spreading.

However, in impoverished nations like Somalia, the vaccination rate is just 46 percent according to the UN.

Somalia has been particularly affected by the measles outbreak, recording more than 9,000 cases in the past year.

Other countries experiencing outbreaks include Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Ethiopia; with the ongoing conflict officials believe Ukraine could be next to experience a measles surge.



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