Global Impact of Measles
Measles is the leading cause of death in young children. In 2007, measles caused about 197,000 deaths of children worldwide. More than 95% of deaths happen in low income countries. Since the vaccine to measles came out, the deaths lowered by 71%. Every year measles kills more than 100,000 children and adults. Africa and South East Asia are most affected by the measles. In just 2006, 178,000 people died of the measles in South East Asia. In Africa about 36,00 people died of just the measles. If affects these countries the most because they don't have the resources to help everyone with the disease. They don't have the money to prevent the measles frm happening.