MEASLES CASES DOWN IN 2 MOS

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP STORIES - BY RANDIE J. COMI­LANG / Re­porter

An es­ti­mated 80 cases of measles were recorded in Davao City from Septem­ber to Oc­to­ber this year.

“Hindi na­man siya du­mami pero we still have cases on measles sa ngayon, (It did not in­crease but we still have cases on measles),” Davao City Health Of­fice (CHO) Tech­ni­cal Divi­sion head doc­tor Julinda K. Acosta said yes­ter­day in a phone in­ter­view with Sun­Star Davao.

Acosta added that the num­ber of cases de­creased com­pared to the first half of this year.

She also said that the few re­ported cases of measles do not only af­fect in­fants but also adults aged 20s who were not el­i­gi­ble for vac­ci­na­tion. There are some kids who had measles and were el­i­gi­ble to be im­mu­nized but their par­ents re­fused.

Acosta said the num­ber of measles sus­pect cases will still be in­ves­ti­gated by district to scru­ti­nize if all the pa­tients recorded in South­ern Philip­pines Med­i­cal Cen­ter (SPMC) lives in the city and also to ex­am­ine the im­mu­niza­tion his­tory of the pa­tient.

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