Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine [Paul Vernon/AP]
Measles cases worldwide have nearly tripled in the first seven months of this year compared with the same period in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
The highly-contagious disease can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but experts have in recent months sounded the alarm over declining vaccination rates.
The number is “the highest [registered] since 2006,” WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday.
The rapidly-growing figure is especially worrying since only about one in 10 actual measles cases is