Measles Outbreak Claims 70 Lives in the Philippines During 2019

Measles Outbreak Claims 70 Lives in the Philippines During 2019

This data reflects a almost 8-fold increase in measles cases in the Philippines. Hayden said there is no clear link between the two cases.

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in Washington and NY states.

In a statement on Wednesday, DoH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said they are working with various other departments and local government units (LGU) for measles prevention.

They say the trolls may have contributed to the 2018 outbreak of measles in Europe that killed 72 people and infected more than 82,000 - mostly in Eastern and Southeastern European countries known to have been targeted by Russia-based disinformation campaigns.

In early October, three cases of measles were confirmed in Antanarivo, the capital of Madagascar. "This refers to mothers who became hesitant to have their children vaccinated with vaccines that were long proven to be effective", it said.

Meanwhile, Anna Lisa Ong-Lim, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines president, urged the public to be responsible with regard to their children's health and to cooperate with the government in addressing the measles outbreak. "And, we just received data that there are already 64 deaths in San Lazaro Hospital", he said.

The CDC also reports that measles can cause serious health complications, especially in children age 5 and younger, the elderly and people with weak immune systems. Derived from a 1998 study that has since been disproven, "anti-vaxxers" are a group of people who refuse to vaccinate their children for fear that immunizations are linked to autism. It is imperative that all states to pursue similar legislation to NY and Washington, and delegitimize the platform of anti-vaxxers for the safety of American children.

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The outlet cites New York City health authorities naming several possible reasons for the recent outbreak.

Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash a few days later on the face, spreading to the chest.

Infections have been reported in some of the poorest and most densely-populated regions of the country including Metro Manila, which is home to 12 million people. "Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease - it now prevents 2-3 million deaths a year, and a further 1.5 million could be avoided if global coverage of vaccinations improved".

The commonwealth recently took steps aimed at boosting vaccination rates in public schools.

In Western Visayas, the DoH-Center for Health Development regional office (DoH-CHD 6) said 359 suspected measles cases have been recorded since the declaration of the nationwide outbreak.

As the number of reported cases of measles in Washington state has topped 50, the progress of House Bill 1638 in the state Legislature is being watched closely.

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