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Fiji’s measles cases increase to 15

December 3, 2019 7:23 am

There are now 15 confirmed cases of measles.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health this hour, the latest confirmed case is a 38-year old from Nasilai Village in Nakelo – Rewa subdivision.

The Rewa sub-divisional Outbreak Response Team is rapidly responding to notification of this latest case.

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The response includes isolation of the case and quarantine and vaccination of contacts and the at-risk community as appropriate.

Of the 15 cases, 11 cases are from the Serua/Namosi Subdivision (Wailali, Wainadoi, Navunikabi, and Makosoi Deuba, two cases from Suva (Samabula and Vatuwaqa) Subdivision and two cases from Rewa (Koronivia, Nasilai Village Nakelo) Subdivision.

Meanwhile, the Ministry is conducting an immunization campaign targeting people who may not be fully immunized and are most at risk of measles infection.

Already close to 100,000 people around the country have been vaccinated in phase one of the campaign.

This includes over 20,000 people in the outbreak area of Serua/Namosi.

 

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