Deaths from measles have fallen by 60 per cent worldwide since 1999, according to the World Health Organisation.

The fall in deaths from 873,000 in 1999 to 345,000 in 2005 beats the United Nations goal to halve measles-related mortality rates and is largely thanks to a 75 per cent decline in measles deaths in Africa.

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Deaths from measles have fallen by 60 per cent worldwide since 1999, according to the World Health Organisation.

The fall in deaths from 873,000 in 1999 to 345,000 in 2005 beats the United Nations goal to halve measles-related mortality rates and is largely thanks to a 75 per cent decline in measles deaths in Africa.

Read the press release here