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3:15 PM February 7, 2019

Date Updated:

11:31 AM February 9, 2019

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Patients Suffering from Measles Fill Manila Hospital

MANILA HOSPITAL – San Lazaro Hospital in Manila is now filled with patients who are suffering from measles.

Currently, several regions in the Philippines are declared under measles outbreak. The declaration covers Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Bicol Region, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA.

Measles is a viral infection and can easily be transmitted from one person to another. It can be avoided through immunization according to the Department of Health (DOH).

The DOH previously put down the rumors that there is an insufficiency of vaccines against measles. It even assured that they are purchasing more vaccines amid the increasing number of patients.

Manila Hospital

Currently, San Lazaro Hospital, a Manila hospital, is filled with patients suffering from measles based on an ABS-CBN News report posted on the Twitter page DZMM.

Based on the report, most of the patients in the said Manila hospital are suffering from measles and 90% of them are children. Since January, 56 patients already died of the said viral infection.

According to San Lazaro Hospital Medical Director Dr. Edmundo Lopez, the only way to avoid diseases is through vaccination. He stressed that children must be immunized.

Based on the report, there are more than 1000 cases of measles already in the places under the outbreak and 22 people have died.

  • National Capital Region (441 Cases)
  • CALABARZON (575 Cases)
  • Region 3 (192 Cases)
  • Region 6 (104 Cases)
  • Region 7 (71 Cases)

DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III called out the attention of parents to bring their children to the nearest health center for the vaccination. He also pleaded to the public to separate the controversial issue of Dengvaxia.

“Iba pong itong mga ibang bakuna natin na talagang ligtas, epektibo, naaayon sa pamantayan,” he said based on the report.

Here is a DOH posted on measles:

Measles DOH
Photo: DOH

READ ALSO: Mandatory Immunization For Kids May Be Implemented in PH

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