Kazakhstan reports 8% decline in measles cases

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Measles incidence has been on decline in Kazakhstan over three weeks of January, Kazinform News Agency cites the press service of the Kazakh health ministry.

Incidence of measles has declined 8% compared to December. Within the additional mass vaccination campaign, over 70% children aged 6-10 months, as well as aged 2-4 years have been immunized.

The coverage of children at the age of 1 year and at the age of 6 stood at 100.7% and 99.6% with the planned vaccination against measles. Over 170 thousand children under 18 have been covered with the catch-up vaccination, said the press service of the Kazakh health ministry. 

The hospitalization of those contacted measles has reduced by 25% compared to December 2023.

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