The World Health Organization (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control (CDC) have declared measles an “imminent threat” to every region of the world. In a joint statement, the WHO and CDC said a record high of nearly 40 million children had missed a measles vaccine dose, with 25 million missing their first dose and an additional 14.7 million missing their second. They said in 2021, there were an estimated 9 million cases of the virus – 128,000 people died from it. A group of 10 countries that had successfully eliminated measles re-established transmission within communities. The WHO and CDC said the rise in cases was due to declines in vaccine coverage, weakened measles surveillance and continued interruptions and delays related to immunisation activities during Covid 19. View More