War, Drought, Malnutrition, Measles - A Report from Somalia.

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Summary of "War, Drought, Malnutrition, Measles - A Report from Somalia."

Somalia has been in the grips of disaster for two decades. Throughout this past summer, the human catastrophe dramatically worsened. Severe malnutrition and measles are rampant among Somali refugees in Kenya and Ethiopia and internally displaced people within Somalia.

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From Doctors without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières, Geneva.

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Name: The New England journal of medicine
ISSN: 1533-4406
Pages: 1856-1858

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Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator and, with Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Kenya, is often referred to as the Horn of Africa. It comprises Italy's former Trust Territory of Somalia and the former British Protectorate of Somaliland. The capital is Mogadishu.

A live attenuated virus vaccine of chick embryo origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of adolescents and adults who have not had measles or been immunized with live measles vaccine and have no serum antibodies against measles. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

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