Alongside a tough battle against Ebola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health ministry yesterday declared a measles outbreak, spanning 23 of the country’s 26 provinces and piling up 87,000 suspected cases since the first of the year.

In a related development, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today said massive efforts are needed to curb the DRC’s quickly spreading measles outbreak, its worst since 2012. MSF said the disease has claimed more than 1,500 lives.

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Credit: CDC . Goldsmith; William Bellini, Ph.D.
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Jun 10 DRC statement

Jun 11 MSF statement

Jun 10 WHO Africa report