Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles

Q: At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Where is Madagascar?

Circle the area on this map

Q: WHO officials said the actual death toll might be much higher with more than 66,000 people now infected with measles on the island in the . . .

A. Atlantic Ocean

B. Caribbean Sea

C. Indian Ocean

D. Mediterranean Sea

Q: Which U.S. state recently declared a public health emergency after recording 26 confirmed cases of measles?

A. Michigan

B. Texas

C. Utah

D. Washington

Q: WHO blames complacency and anti-science conspiracy theories for parents resisting childhood immunizations in wealthier nations while poor nations struggle to vaccinate their people. Where have conspiracy theories led to the murder of health workers trying to immunize people?

A. Afghanistan

B. Nigeria

C. Pakistan

D. All of the above

Q: WHO reported that reported cases of measles increased 30 percent worldwide between 2016 and 2017, with most of the 6.7 million cases in 2017 in poor nations with low immunization rates. How much of a population should be vaccinated to prevent outbreaks of measles?

A. 65%

B. 75%

C. 85%

D. 95%

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