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  • Measles Outbreak Kills 5 Children in Thailand’s Deep South Province

    Source: https://www.benarnews.org/english/ne...018173215.html

    Measles Outbreak Kills 5 Children in Thailand’s Deep South Province
    Mariyam Ahmad
    Pattani, Thailand
    2018-10-10

    A measles outbreak in Thailand’s southernmost province of Yala killed five children and infected more than 300 others a month after their parents declined government efforts to get them vaccinated, a health official said Wednesday.

    Dr. Songkran Maichum, a public health physician, said officials have reacted by traveling to the infected areas and accelerating the vaccination program.

    “The measles virus has continued to spread, especially in the areas where fewer children were vaccinated,” he said. “We found 341 people infected from Sept. 1 to Oct. 9.”...
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