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    Measles outbreak in Chaman leaves three children dead
    January 18, 2021

    A measles outbreak in Chaman has left three children of a family dead, it was learnt on Sunday. According to the levies sources, the measles outbreak is being reported in several villages of Tooba Achakzai in Chaman...

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    375 children treated for measles by MSF in Chaman District Headquarters Hospital
    Format News and Press Release
    Source MSF
    Posted 25 Feb 2021
    Originally published 23 Feb 2021

    Chaman, Balochistan: Supporting Department of Health to respond to an outbreak, M?decins Sans Fronti?res (MSF) is running a 30-bed isolation ward for treatment of the measles patients in the District Headquarters (DHQ) hospital in Chaman, District Qilla Abdullah. MSF is fully managing the isolation ward through medical staff, medicines, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), water and power supply, sanitization and health education. Since 1st week of January when MSF opened the isolation ward, a total of 125 patients have been treated successfully and 250 patients sent home on oral medications. MSF has also vaccinated 756 children for measles since then...


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      Two children die of measles in Shangla village
      The Newspaper's CorrespondentPublished March 17, 2021 - Updated about 24 hours ago
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      SHANGLA: Two children died and several others were affected due to measles in Kamach union council of Martung tehsil as the health department sent a team to the area for vaccination of children on Tuesday.

      The health department confirmed the sudden emergence of measles cases in Kharaw village, saying it had engaged a team of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation in the affected locality to vaccinate the children against the disease...


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        Measles breaks out in Jacobabad, Shikarpur districts of Sindh
        Web Desk On Apr 1, 2021

        KARACHI: An outbreak of measles cases has been reported in northern Sindh districts of Jacobabad and Shikarpur, quoting health officials, ARY News reported on Thursday.

        Sindh health department has sent its team to the area after several cases of measles reported in children in Jacobabad, Thul, Garhi Yaseen and other towns.

        The team also comprises of the officials of the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI).

        ?In March 75 children infected with measles were brought to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) in Karachi,? NICH head Dr. Jamal Raza said.

        ?In last three months over 160 children were brought to the hospital,? NICH chief said. ?Fifty percent children of them from other districts were infected with measles,? Dr Raza said...


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          Measles Cases On Rise In Dera, 50 Affected Children Reported, Says Doctor
          Fahad Shabbir (@FahadShabbir) 2 hours ago Sat 10th April 2021 | 08:00 PM

          DERA ISMAIL KHAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Apr, 2021 ) :Gastroenteritis and measles have also spread rapidly in and around Dera Ismail Khan with week time 50 children were admitted into civil hospitals, doctor at the civil hospital confirmed.

          With the onset of summer, various epidemics began to break out in and around Dera. Measles broke out in children with gastroenteritis in Dera, the doctor of the civil hospital told media persons.

          In just one week, more than 50 children were admitted to the Civil Hospital with measles. Measles began to spread rapidly among young children. Dozens of children are currently being treated at the Civil Hospital Dera for the deadly disease.

          The number of gastroenteritis and measles patients in different parts of Dera as well as in the adjoining areas started increasing rapidly...


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            Two minor girls die of measles in Kandhkot
            By News desk -
            April 22, 2021


            Two minor girls died of measles here on Wednesday while dozen others affected of the disease was under treatment at various hospitals of tehsil Kandhkot of district Kashmore. Non-availability of anti-measles vaccine at hospitals was adding to the problem.

            According to details, two minor girls including four-year-old Asifa daughter of Bashir Ahmed Gunior and one-year-old Hifza daughter of Shabir Ahmed Gunio hailing from Eidgah Mohallah was Kandhkot were detected with measles some one week earlier and were under treatment.

            However, due to non-availability of anti-measles vaccine, the two girls stated to be daughters of two real brothers could not be treated appropriately and expired...


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              Child in Jacobabad dies of measles: sources
              Web Desk On Apr 25, 2021
              child jacobabad dies measles

              JACOBABAD: A child in Jacobabad district of Sindh on Sunday lost his life due to measles outbreak, ARY News reported on Sunday, citing hospital sources.

              According to District Health Officer (DHO) Abdul Ghaffar Rind, the child breathed his last at the district hospital, lifting the death toll to 6 in the district.

              He further said that 122 children are infected with measles in the district...

              Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10?12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7?10 days...


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                Measles cases attain alarming proportion in Larkana, surroundings
                M.B. KalhoroPublished April 28, 2021 - Updated about 10 hours ago
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                LARKANA: Measles is spreading fast in Larkana and its surroundings, confirmed health experts working in Chandka Medical College Hospital?s (CMCH) children units to Dawn on Tuesday.

                The number of cases continued to swell and the graph was constantly rising, said the Child Life Foundation (CLF) which runs a separate emergency unit adjacent to the CMCH Children Hospital. Foundation administrator Abdullah Khan Asar said that since the fresh episode which started in January 2021, and till date, 184 measles patients were admitted in the emergency unit where six deaths were recorded.

                Two patients were in critical condition when this correspondent visited the unit on Monday. The situation direly needed a separate intensive care unit (ICU) under the obtaining conditions. The relatives of a boy were seen maintaining oxygen manually to save his life...


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                  Three more children die of measles in Kandhkot
                  Staff Reporter
                  May 08, 2021

                  KANDHKOT - Three more children died of measles in Kandhkot, affected families told media on Friday. The affected families said that Kubra Shaikh, 2, Murtaza Shaikh, 3, and Mubarak Shaikh, 4, lost their lives after suffering from the deadly disease in Kandhkot. The incident has created a mourning atmosphere in the city...