Measles Outbreak Kills 5 Children in Thailandís Deep South Province
Mariyam Ahmad
Pattani, Thailand

A measles outbreak in Thailandís 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.

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