Death toll of measles outbreak in Madagascar reaches 926 with babies most at risk | Daily Mail Online More than 900 children and young adults have been killed by the measles epidemic in Madagascar, with babies most at risk of contracting the deadly virus. There have been more than 68,000 cases of the disease since the outbreak began on the African island in September, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Low immunisation rates of under 60 per cent have been blamed for the high rate of measles in the poor nation over the years. Those most at risk are infants from nine to 11 months old and malnourished children – and Madagascar has Africa's highest children's malnutrition rate at 47 per cent. Anti vax nutters need to stfu.