Due To The Measles Outbreak, At Least 157 Children Died In Zimbabwe

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : August 22, 2022

The Health Ministry of the country of Zimbabwe has been in the position to issue the latest update concerning the outbreak that has been caused due to measles. As a part of this outbreak, at least 157 children have already died, and the number of cases has doubled from 1000 to 2000. This has been able to show how infection can be increased, and at the same time, this is one of the essential guides with the help of which the pattern of the mutation of this kind of outbreak can be discovered. 

Issues That Matter

The government is in the process of identifying the exact source through which such kind of infection multiplied greatly. Most students have been infected with this kind of outbreak, and the situation is definitely not under control in the country.

Due To The Measles Outbreak, At Least 157 Children Died In Zimbabwe

It is essential to understand that this kind of infection is likely to help individuals reduce their immunity and the power to fight different kinds of diseases over time. 


According to the sources of the government, a new theory has come forward. According to the government, it is not the lack of vaccination due to this outbreak but the church gathering that has evolved since the 10th of April. As a part of the church gathering, almost every student and adult participated. Out of all the people who participated, one of the most vulnerable sections of society was the children belonging to the age group of 6 months to 15 years. 

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Government Findings 

This is one of the most important factors that has come forward. Most cases infected with this outbreak have not received vaccination against measles. The government has also been in the position of booking the civil protection act to deal with the emergency that is taking a toll on the help of the people and especially the children. 

The health ministry has received endless guidelines and financial support from different countries and world health organizations to reduce the impact. This unknown vaccination status, along with the negligence of the public, has been responsible for pushing the entire country into such a situation from which there is no coming back. The government is trying to prevent the infection by enforcing almost every kind of support system, but none of them can give results at this moment. 


To prevent the spread of measles, it is essential to carry out a mass vaccination campaign. This campaign would be imposed with the same procedure and stringency with the help of which the campaign for coronavirus pandemic was enforced. The government is also trying to initiate all the efforts in September to reopen the schools and bring life back to normal conditions. 

All of this is helpful to help out different types of programs and mechanisms with the help of which extreme amounts of leadership could be established. The local leaders are also trying to widen awareness in the people to get them self-vaccinated. It is essential to understand that this kind of consciousness amongst the people would help increase the available result over time. It is almost essential to provide the maximum benefit in the long run. This is one of the most critical solutions that can be introduced. 


This is one of the most influential and essential types of consideration that has to be considered over time. The country is trying its level best to control the outbreak, but however, it is not known if it would be controlled or not. For the time being the only objective of the government is to prevent a situation like a coronavirus. 


🔵Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (n.d) Measles (Rubeola) (Available Online): https://www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/index.html

🔵Mayo Clinic (n.d) Measles (Available Online): https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/measles/symptoms-causes/syc-20374857

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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