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  • Kenya: 2018 Measles

    Source: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018...break_c1744316


    Measles claims one in Mandera, Wajir outbreak
    Apr. 17, 2018, 12:00 am
    By SUSAN MUHINDI

    A measles outbreak has hit Wajir and Mandera counties, claiming one life so far.

    The latest Kenya Disease Outbreak Situation Report on March 23 said more than 39 cases of were reported in Wajir East subcounty and 73 cases in Mandera East subcounty...

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    Source: https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/ma...73z/index.html


    Measles outbreak: Two people dead, 300 infected in Mandera
    Friday October 19 2018
    By MANASE OTSIALO

    At least two people have died of measles and 313 other cases have been reported in Mandera County since February when the disease was first detected, according to the county’s health department.

    The disease has affected both children under the age of five and adults, leaving a child and an elderly woman dead.

    LOW IMMUNISATION

    According to Mr Mohamud Mohamed, the county's health minister, the region is still battling the epidemic in parts of Banisa and Mandera West sub-counties. “We have managed the situation in Mandera East, North, South and Lafey sub-counties through emergency immunisation, but the national government will support the fight in the remaining areas,” he said...

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