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A measles outbreak is ongoing in Congo, with a total of 15 health districts are experiencing outbreaks including eight health districts (Enyelle-Betou, Loandjili, Lumumba, Mvoumvou, Ngoyo, Tie-Tie, Ouesso, Mongo Poukou) affected since the last quarter of 2021 despite targeted outbreak response implemented and seven health districts newly confirmed in outbreak in 2022 (Enyelle-Betou, Hinda-Loango, Kinkala, Mouyondzi, Mvouti-Kakamoeka, Ouesso, Talangaï).

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As of 20 March 2022, a total of 4,610 cases with 123 deaths (CFR 2.7 %) have been reported across the country.  About 59% of cases are children below 5 years of age and 50% of cases are not vaccinated.

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