The World Health Organization has warned of a rapid rise in cases of measles and polio in Yemen.

“Measles and polio cases have spread in Yemen,” the WHO said in a tweet. expression was used.

The statement indicated that more than 80 percent of children with measles were not vaccinated and stressed that vaccination is a pressing need in Yemen.

The Yemeni government recently launched a polio vaccination campaign in 12 provinces in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization.

The government took action after 227 cases of polio were reported in Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled areas since 2021.

Cases of poliomyelitis in the country are mainly concentrated in Sana’a, Zemar, Hudeid, Sada, Ibba, Haj, Al Beid and Amran.

In a March 2020 statement, the Yemeni Ministry of Health announced that cases of polio had stopped in the country in 2005, but the incidence increased in the cities of Hajj and Sada due to the Houthis preventing medical teams from reaching the regions.

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