A measles outbreak in Zimbabwe has now killed nearly 700 children, in a rapidly accelerating and “deeply concerning” flare-up of the highly contagious disease. Health officials told the Telegraph they were alarmed by both the speed of the spread and the high fatality rate of the outbreak, which has seen the recent death toll jump by dozens each day. The flare-up of one of the world’s most infectious diseases has taken hold among church congregations that have rejected vaccinations for religious reasons. Deaths had reached 698 by September 4, according to the nation’s health ministry, up from less than a quarter of that a fortnight earlier. Officials reported that 37 children died on September 1 alone. View More