Region of the Americas is declared free of measles

The Region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. This achievement culminates a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella throughout the Americas.

For more information, please read the full article on the Pan American Health Organization website, and view their video on YouTube.

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