Children Needn’t Die of Measles in Thailand’s Muslim South

Certain local Islamic teachers are preaching the vaccine is somehow un-Islamic, leading to a drop in vaccination rates and a quick revival of the deadly disease.

Children Needn’t Die of Measles in Thailand’s Muslim South

YALA – Sometimes it’s incredibly easy to save a child’s life. Two doses of the measles vaccine into a child’s arm or thigh is almost 100 percent effective at preventing a disease that starts with a simple fever, but can rapidly progress and have deadly complications. Since 2000, the safe, inexpensive, and effective measles vaccine […]