The spread of a preventable infection is the largest Measles outbreak in Burkina Faso in over a decade, according to the World Health
Burkina Faso’s Health Ministry says this year the number of reported infections is more than ten fold the number of infections from 1997 onward.
It says by the first week of April more than 19,000 infections and 150 deaths had been reported.
A global initiative go combat measles says countries that are able to immunize only 80% of their population sustain outbreaks about every three to four years.
But countries that are able to immunize 95% have not reported any outbreaks in recent years.