In a report published last week, the WHO says the epidemic is "unprecedented" and "occurred in the context of poor routine vaccination."
This report lists 300 deaths and 53,000 infections. The dramatic increase for such a short time is due to a more complete data collection in Madagascar, a spokesman said on Friday.
There were 229,000 reported cases of measles in the world in 2018 – two times more than the previous year, according to preliminary data. Figures of the WHO. According to experts from the WHO, the actual number of cases is many times higher
The former French colony of Madagascar has a population of about 25 million and is one of the 30 poorest nations in the world, according to the UN.