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11:15 AM February 7, 2019

Date Updated:

5:01 PM February 12, 2019

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Several Areas in PH Under Measles Outbreak According to DOH

Measles outbreak was declared by the Department of Health (DOH) in several areas in the Philippines (PH).

Recently, there is an increasing number of people acquiring measles, a viral infection that causes a red rash on the body of a person. It often starts with spots and may accompany fever.

Measles can put greater risks on the part of babies and pregnant women. Usually, children five years old and below who acquire the said infection should be treated in the hospital.

Currently, in the Philippines (PH), there is an alarming number of cases of measles. It prompted the Department of Health (DOH) to put several areas under an outbreak of the said infection.

Measles outbreak

Based on a recent social media post on the Twitter page of GMA News, the DOH declared several areas in PH under measles outbreak. The said areas are the following:

  • Cagayan Valley
  • Central Luzon
  • CALABARZON
  • MIMAROPA
  • Bicol Region

Based on a report of ABS-CBN News, due to the increasing number of people suffering from measles, the DOH is buying more vaccines.

Currently, hundreds of people are suffering from it and at least 7 people died due to complications caused by measles.

According to San Lazaro Hospital spokesperson Dr. Ferdinand de Guzman, most of the patients that are admitted in the hospital are those who did not receive any immunization and it is “alarming”.

Speaking to ABS-CBN News, DOH Undersecretary Erik Domingo assured that there is enough supply of the vaccines against measles. The Health Undersecretary denied the rumors that there is a running out of supply.

We’ll keep you posted for further updates.

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