Guinea – Measles Epidemic (Guinea Ministry of Health, DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 2 March 2017)
A measles epidemic has been declared in 14 of the 38 health districts in Guinea. 13 districts have been put on alert.
Since the beginning of the year, 1 527 cases of measles have been diagnosed, of which 1 517 were cured. Two patients have died and eight remain under treatment.
The number of suspected cases has increased rapidly, reaching 407 this week, compared to 234 last week. More than 3.7 million children need to be urgently vaccinated in the country