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Three new confirmed measles cases

November 19, 2019 12:45 pm

There are now seven confirmed cases of measles from Serua/Namosi Subdivision.

The Ministry of Health confirms a 7-month-old and a 3-month-old from Wainadoi, and a 19-year-old from Navunikabi in Namosi have contracted measles.

There are another 2 suspected cases in Navunikabi Namosi.

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The Health Ministry says the 7-month-old and 3-month-old babies are currently admitted under isolation at Navua hospital.

The Serua/Namosi Outbreak Response Team has implemented response measures – including isolation of the cases, quarantine and vaccination of contacts and at risk communities.

On Sunday night the Ministry was notified of a suspected case of measles within the Tongan team that had just arrived to play in the Oceania Women’s Championship.

In response, the suspected case has been isolated and the Tongan team placed under quarantine – their scheduled games have been cancelled pending testing results.

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