CHO: Measles cases decreasing Print
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 12:08

By RG Antonet Go

Cases of measles in the city are now decreasing, according to a local health official.

Dr. Dulce Miravite, City Health Office Officer in Charge, said that there are currently one to two cases of measles per day, lower than figures recorded during the previous months.

Total suspected measles cases from January to April have reached 343, based on health records.

“We have to record zero cases for four consecutive weeks for us to be able to lift the outbreak,” Miravite said.

The City Health Office was able to immunize 100,247 children aged 6 to 59 months with the Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR) vaccine from February to April.

The figure is lower than the targeted figure of 121,928 children.

The immunization program was launched following a declaration of measles outbreak in the city.

Zamboanga City Mayor Isabelle Climaco- Salazar signed executive order no. BC-333-2018 declaring the measles outbreak.  (RGAAGo)