In this photo, Cambodian children are seen showing off their purple-marked pinkies, indicating that they were now protected against measles and rubella, having received a vaccination during a 2013 immunization campaign.
“PHNOM PENH, 6 November 2013 (IRIN) - More than one million children and youths up to age 15 in Cambodia have been vaccinated against measles and rubella in a first-time campaign that aims to immunize another three million by the end of December.”
“Health officials are trying to reach all the country’s children aged nine months to 15 years with the new dual vaccination that tackles the highly contagious measles virus as well as - for the first time in the country - the generally mild rubella (also known as German measles) that can be debilitating for foetuses of infected women.” (See the link below for more on this story from IRINNews.)
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|IRINNews - Humanitarian News and Analysis - a service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; Cambodia in first measles-rubella drive|
|CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Rubella (German Measles, Three-day Measles): Rubella|
|CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); Division of Viral Diseases; Measles (Rubeola)|
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