Measles now an imminent global threat as millions of children miss vaccine: WHO

40 million children missed measles vaccine dose last year due to COVID pandemic: WHO

In 2021, officials said there were about 9 million measles infections and 128,000 deaths worldwide.

More than 95% of measles deaths occur in developing countries, mostly in Africa and Asia

There is no specific treatment for measles

Measles outbreak hits Mumbai and nearby areas: 13 deaths in a month

The disease is known to be fatal among children with moderate and severe malnourishment

World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there is now an imminent threat of measles spreading in various regions globally

Measles is one of the most contagious human viruses and is almost entirely preventable through vaccination

However, it requires 95 percent vaccine coverage to prevent outbreaks among populations