The Americas are free of measles: WHO

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An effort spanning two decades has resulted in a global first: The Americas have eliminated measles, the World Health Organization said this week. The battle was won through mass vaccination to prevent the viral disease, which can cause severe health problems including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death.
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