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Baguio has most number of lab confirmed measles cases
by Rimaliza A. Opiña

Baguio has the most number of laboratory-confirmed measles cases, the Department of Health-Cordillera reported last week.

Out of the 250 suspect cases recorded from Jan. 1 to April 30 this year, 100 are laboratory-confirmed cases.

Benguet follows with 45 laboratory-confirmed, out of 267 cases reported during the same period. The DOH said there were two deaths recorded due to measles.

Apayao and Abra recorded seven laboratory-confirmed cases out of the 61 and 46 suspect cases reported.

Kalinga and Mountain Province recorded three laboratory-confirmed cases each out of the 15 and 19 suspect cases reported.

Ifugao recorded the lowest number of cases with two.

DOH-Cordillera earlier scaled up its measles vaccination campaign after several regions in the Philippines declared outbreaks of the disease. The agency attributed the increase to the refusal of parents to have their children immunized or discontinued the complete shots because of the dengvaxia scare.

Local health offices have been deployed in the communities to ensure that those who need to be immunized are given vaccines.

President Rodrigo Duterte himself appealed to parents to have their children vaccinated. 

On April 30, the DOH central office, in its website, quoted Sec. Francisco Duque as saying the measles outbreak is almost over.

Duque also thanked the health workers and the agency’s partners in immunizing the country’s 3.8 million of six to 59 months old children against measles since February this year when the DOH declared an outbreak in some regions.

“We will ensure that all our targets are vaccinated with the measles vaccines. I have instructed all our regional offices to achieve 95 percent for six to 59 months old children, for school-based immunization and the adults,” Duque said.


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