Measles surged worldwide in 2019, reaching highest number of reported cases in 23 years

13 November 2020
Countries: World, Brazil, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Somalia
Source: World Health Organization

Highlighted in a publication by WHO and the US CDC, reported measles cases worldwide increased to 869,770 in 2019, the highest number reported since 1996 with increases in all WHO regions.