Measles outbreak looms in Philippines as people’s trust in vaccines declines: health officials

Health experts on Monday warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fuelled by patchy immunisation programmes and declining trust in vaccines.
Measles cases jumped nearly fivefold to 17,300 in the 11 months to November versus last year’s figure, mostly in conflict areas in the south, said doctors and officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
“We have almost eradicated measles, but we are now seeing a rise in cases,…