Measles outbreak affects Syrian refugees in host countries

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A Syrian boy gets his measles jab in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: UNICEF/Jordan-2013/ Alaa Malhas

An outbreak of measles is responsible for a stepped up vaccination campaign among Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, as well as in Syria itself.

UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund, says there have been over three thousand cases of the disease reported in the host countries in the past several months.

Dr. Azzeddine Zeroual, the UNICEF Health Specialist in Lebanon, speaks to Dianne Penn about the outbreak, as well as additional health challenges Syrians face.

Duration: 4’26″

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