By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenew

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Borno State, Nigeria, health officials reported an additional 417 suspected cases of Measles last week, bringing the outbreak total to 8,894 this year.

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Of the total cases, 7,266, or 82 percent were reported in children under five years of age.

In addition, four more measles deaths were reported. 99 cumulative associated deaths were reported from Bayo (1), Konduga (2), Gubio (1) Mafa (1), Magumeri (29) and MMC (65) LGAs (CFR 1.1percent).

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