192 measles cases recorded in C. Luzon
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO— Central Luzon has been included among the areas under the red flag for measles of the Department of Health (DOH).
The DOH in Central Luzon has recorded 192 suspected cases of measles. The DOH said that Central Luzon had an increase in recorded cases compared to the 32 cases recoded in 2018.
The DOH, on Thursday, said it was “expanding” the declaration of the outbreak to other regions in Luzon and the Vi sayas.
The DOH earlier warned that 2.4 million children are at risk of getting infected with measles because of being unvaccinated.
On January 29, Duterte encouraged Filipinos to get immunized against other diseases, saying parents should not be complacent when it comes to protecting their children from exposure to health hazards.
Measles, caused by a virus that infects the respiratory tract, can be passed through direct contact and through the air. Its complications include severe diarrhea, pneumonia, blindness, and even death, according to the Department of Health.
Symptoms of measles include fever, reddening of the eyes, cough and colds, and red rashes, the agency added.
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