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Measles Virus Races Through Northwest Cameroon

A measles epidemic is sweeping through northwestern Cameroon, with reports of more than 300 children infected and several deaths in just a week. Dr. Sama Julius of the expanded immunization program in northwestern Cameroon said the epidemic got its start because people were refusing to vaccinate their children. "The cases that died was because the measles was compounded by malnutrition," Julius said. "Parents are failing in our responsibility of ensuring that these...

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