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Kenya sounds alarm over measles outbreak

03 October 2012, 08:56

Nairobi – Thirty two children have succumbed to complications of a new measles outbreak in the country over the past nine months.

Public Health and Sanitation Director Shahnaaz Sharif said the deadly epidemic started in refugee camps in north eastern Kenya before spreading to the rest of the country.

He explained that a total of 45 counties, excluding Lamu and Marsabit, had been affected by the outbreak with 767 confirmed cases compared to last year’s 665.

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