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Measles deaths may have plummeted worldwide by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 7.5 lakh to 1.97 lakh annually, but a large number of children in India continue to be unprotected against this killer. According to WHO’s latest estimates, in 2007, more than 23 million one-year-old children did not receive a dose of measles vaccine through routine immunization. An estimated 15.2 million (65%) of these reside in eight countries.  India holds the dubious distinction of having the highest number of such unvaccinated children — 8.5 million — followed by two million in Nigeria and one million in China.  Read more at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_No1_in_children_not_protected_against_measles_/articleshow/3802750.cshttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_No1_in_children_not_protected_against_measles_/articleshow/3802750.cms

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