Bhutan, Maldives eliminate measles


Bhutan, Maldives eliminate measles


WHO/SEAR MEDIA CENTER 

SEAR/PR/1651

New Delhi, 13 June, 2017: 

Bhutan and Maldives have eliminated measles, a highly infectious disease that is a major childhood killer globally. The two countries have become the first in WHO South-East Asia Region to be verified for having interrupted endemic measles virus transmission, ahead of the 2020 Regional target.

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