The UN children's agency said that suspected measles cases had topped 1,000 in the island nation, which has declared a state of emergency.
Medical teams have confirmed 677 cases of measles among 87,000 suspected cases in 23 provinces, Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement Monday.
Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine.
95 cases of measles have been registered in eight sub-counties.
From 2018 to 2019, out of the 318 cases registered, some cases of death have been registered though there is no clear number of how many children could...
Experts have blamed lack of vaccination, poor medical facilities and malnutrition among the young.
The disease was declared eliminated in the US in 2000 but has since made a comeback that is tied to imported cases and the rise of the anti-vaccine movement....
Measles kills about 134,000 children per year, and rubella causes some 100,000 children to be born with birth defects such as deafness.
Three children dead as 197 cases are reported in Kamuli district
A measles outbreak had been going on the islands of Buvuma from February, 2017.
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