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Nigeria’s restive state vaccinates 1.6 mln children against measles  

LAGOS, (Xinhua) -- At least 1.6 million children have been immunized against measles in the past three weeks in restive Nigeria’s northeast state of Borno, an official said Wednesday.

The children were immunized under two phases of the exercise, Haruna Mshelia, the state Commissioner for Health, told reporters in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The state government had also vaccinated about one million residents in a maiden cholera immunization exercise.

More than 950,000 doses of oral cholera vaccines were administered to people to contain outbreak of the disease in the state in the past three months.

The state government in collaboration with World Health Organization and other humanitarian partners scaled up activities and successfully controlled the outbreak.

             

 

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