31 Jan 2018

Fears deadly measles outbreak in Papua could flare further

From , 6:04 am on 31 January 2018

Health workers and provincial officials dealing with a deadly measles outbreak in Indonesia's Papua fear they could just be scratching the surface.

A vaccination drive is underway but observers say it's not a long-term solution to the region's chronic health problems.

Sally Round reports.

Members of the vaccination team in Asmat.

Members of the vaccination team in Asmat. Photo: Supplied/ Jane Soepardi

 

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