BEYOND THE MEASLES OUTBREAK

Intractable issues that transcend health

On October 11, residents of Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje’s neighborhoods 28 and 29 were both alarmed and distressed. That morning, they woke up with the tragic news of the death of a 15-month-old baby; it was presumed that the death was caused by measles. According to local people, that month measles also caused a young woman to suddenly have a miscarriage.
For inhabitants of the two neighborhoods there was a sense of hopelessness in terms of keeping their children, who were exposed to the