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Deadly measles outbreak in DR Congo

'We are facing the biggest measles outbreak that we've seen in more than ten years in the Congo'

A measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused more than 2,700 deaths between January and early August, killing more people in seven months than Ebola in one year.

Karel Janssen is Head of Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for Médecins Sans Frontières and spoke to Newsday's Alan Kasujja.

(A nurse prepares a syringe before administering a vaccination against measles. Credit: SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images.)

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