Unacceptably High Mortality Related to Measles Epidemics in Niger, Nigeria, and Chad

R. F. Grais, C. Dubray, S. Gerstl, J. P. Guthmann, A. Djibo, K. D. Nargaye, J. Coker, K. P. Alberti, A. Cochet, C. Ihekweazu, N. Nathan, L. Payne, Klaudia Porten, D. Sauvageot, B. Schimmer, F. Fermon, M. E. Burny, B. S. Hersh & P. J. Guerin
Background: Despite the comprehensive World Health Organization (WHO)/United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) measles mortality–reduction strategy and the Measles Initiative, a partnership of international organizations supporting measles mortality reduction in Africa, certain high-burden countries continue to face recurrent epidemics. To our knowledge, few recent studies have documented measles mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of our study was to investigate measles mortality in three recent epidemics in Niamey (Niger), N'Djamena (Chad), and Adamawa State (Nigeria). Methods...
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