Their Neighbor's Keeper

Venezuela’s social and economic collapse has reached well beyond its borders. Migrants take once-eliminated diseases with them, exposing holes in other countries’ public health programs.

Once a pioneer against malaria, Venezuela has seen its cases triple in 3 years. And case numbers are now rising in Brazil and Peru.

Amid the mass exodus, measles has reached the Brazilian Amazon for the first time in 2 decades. In Amazonas state, cases are piling up at a rate of 170 per week. When measles arrived, about a third of Amazonas’ inhabitants were unvaccinated.

The Washington Post

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