Epidemic in Africa – Level 2

01-10-2019 07:00

In Congo, many people are sick from measles which is a very deadly disease. This year, more than 3,500 children died from measles. This is more than during the epidemic of Ebola.

An organization says that this new epidemic is very big and it spreads fast. There have been over 180,000 cases in Congo this year. The government is quickly helping. The plan is to give medicine to almost 825,000 young children.

In 2018, there were 129,000 cases of measles in the world. In 2019, there have been more than 360,000 cases which is much more than last year.

Difficult words: measles (a sickness that makes you weak and puts spots on your body), epidemic (when many people are sick from a disease), Ebola (a sickness that makes you bleed inside your body).

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