Measles outbreak to be taken care in seven townships of Yangon

According to the statement of increased measles and rubeola epidemics by Yangon Region Public Health Department on 4th Feb 2019, The Ministry of Health and Sports in collaboration with Unicef took an action on vaccination process in seven townships of Yangon from 17th Feb to 28th at relevant governmental clinics.

As the affected numbers grew in South Dagon, Shwe Pyi Thar, Insein, Dagon Seikkan, Hlaingtharyar, Mingaladon and East Dagon townships over past few days, Dr. Myint Htwe, the principal of the Ministry of Health and Sports addressed, “Measles virus can be spread simply and when it does, especially in malnourished children, it can intensely damage to the body and brain systems and worse, it may lead to cause of death. Thus the virus can only be immunized by taking a proper vaccination”.

Certainly the children aged between nine months to 15 years should take the vaccination during the outbreak while adults can be considered for precaution as ages from 20 to above 30 are likely to be infected with the virus in Myanmar, records say. The U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma delivered Health Alerts emails to its citizens in Myanmar to prevent from the following disease today. Wherefore, seek for medical attention in nearby area if you are having a tremendous fever.


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