Measles deaths jumped by more than 40% between 2021 and 2022, according to CDC reports.

Measles deaths jumped by more than 40% between 2021 and 2022, according to CDC reports.

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that measles cases, deaths and outbreaks jumped significantly between 2021 and 2022.

The research was published Friday (Nov. 17) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Weekly report on morbidity and mortality (MMWR), reported an 18% increase in the estimated number Measles Cases between 2021 and 2022. This represents an increase from about 7.8 million cases to 9.2 million cases. Measles deaths rose 43% globally, from 95,000 in 2021 to 136,200 in 2022. The number of countries reporting a “major or devastating outbreak” of measles jumped from 22 in 2021 to 37 in 2022, representing an increase By 68%.

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