Measles and polio warning from WHO: It's spreading fast
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that measles and polio cases are spreading in the Middle Eastern country of Yemen.
"Measles and polio cases have spread in Yemen," WHO's Twitter account said in a statement. expression was used.
In the statement, it was stated that more than 80 percent of children caught measles were not vaccinated, and it was emphasized that vaccination is an indispensable need in Yemen.
The Yemeni government recently launched a polio vaccination campaign in 12 provinces in cooperation with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization.
The government took action after 227 cases of polio were seen in Iran-backed Houthi-controlled areas since 2021.
Polio cases in the country are mostly concentrated in Sana, Zemar, Hudeyde, Sada, Ibb, Hajj, Beyda and Amran.
Yemen's Ministry of Health announced in March 2020 that the polio cases in the country ended in 2005, but the disease increased in the cities of Hajj and Sada, as the Houthis prevented medical teams from reaching the regions.