Measles Outbreaks Kill 6 In Guinea, Over 2,000 Infected

Measles Outbreak
Measles in Guinea

CONAKRY, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- Measles continues to spread in parts of Guinea with six children dead and over 2,000 people infected so far, Xinhua news agency reported.

 

The Health Ministry said Monday since the epidemic was announced on Jan 19, more than 630 new cases have been reported in the capital Conakry and other affected zones.

 

About 10 suspected cases have been reported in Labe, Fria, N'Zerekore, Telemile, Kindia, Koubia and Kissidougou localities,

where access to primary health care is poor.

 

More than 499,000 children were vaccinated against meascles during a campaign launched last week by the Guinean government in collaboration with the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO).

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