COVID-19 pandemic could trigger measles outbreak

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One of the consequences of coronavirus infection may be an outbreak of measles in the world. This was stated by scientists from the Australian Children’s Research Institute Murdoch in Melbourne, who published their predictions in the journal Lancet.

Experts made this conclusion based on the missed measles vaccination of children in different countries. According to scientists, unvaccinated children will cause an almost one hundred percent likelihood of a measles outbreak on the planet.

According to the World Health Organization, 94 million children have missed routine vaccinations this year, Gazeta.ru writes.

In addition, researchers say that one of the predisposing factors for the measles outbreak is the increase in poverty due to the decline in economic activity and the reduction in social assistance in many developing countries.

At the end of October, it became known that the World Health Organization is concerned that people who have recovered from COVID-19 remain in the future with consequences that affect the functioning of the body.

In September, scientists from Princeton University in the United States compiled and considered four scenarios for the development of the COVID-19 pandemic over the next five years.

In July, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the fragility of the world and brought humanity to its knees.

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