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Measles claimed lives of 300 Malagasies, mostly children

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More than 300 people among Madagascar residents have died since the start of a measles outbreak, the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service determined.

According to its statement, the highly contagious decease claimed lives of 89 men and women only in the capital of the republic, the city of Antananarivo.

Most of the victims appeared to be children as they are extremely susceptible to the virus.

Laboratory research results show that 8 from 22 cases of illness were caused by direct contact with foreigners.

It’s confirmed that the measles was brought to the country by travelers from mainland France, Mauritius and Mayotte.

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