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Over 20 persons die of measles in Zimbabwe

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2009 | 6:38 PM

Twenty-two people have died of measles in Zimbabwe, two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern about the outbreak.

According to WHO\'s head in Zimbabwe, Dr Custodia Mandlhate, the outbreak has totaled more than 340 suspected cases this year.

She says the outbreak came about mainly because of people who have denied their children vaccination.

Health officials in Zimbabwe say the 22 people who died were mainly children below the age of five-years-old, who had not been vaccinated.