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Adamawa Confirms 143 Cases Of Measles, 49 Deaths

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting

The Adamawa State Epidemiologist, Kadabiyu Jones, has said that 49 deaths have been recorded so following measles outbreak, and 143 cases of the 818 suspected cases confirmed positive.

He said this while speaking with Journalists in the state.

“The affected persons are usually children, aged between 1 and 14 years and most of the affected persons are children who were not vaccinated.”

He confirmed the state has deployed surveillance personnel to track the outbreak and that it is working hard to ensure all vulnerable groups within the vaccination range will be captured within the ongoing vaccination exercise in the state.

Jones also affirms the state government’s closure of schools was designed to enable all children with the age bracket of vaccination to be reached in the ongoing exercise and to forestall further spread of the disease in schools and among children in the state.

He called on residents to take advantage of the ongoing vaccination to support the state government’s effort and forestall further spread of the disease.



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