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Measles outbreak in Yen Bai Province

Update: November, 15/2013 - 14:00
Authorities are optimistic the efforts will contain the spread of the disease.— Photo baoyenbai

YEN BAI (VNS)— The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai yesterday confirmed an outbreak of measles in Mu Cang Chai District, according to the province's Preventive Health Centre director, Le Thi Hong Van.

The first case of measles was reported in Nam Co Commune's Da Den village late last month, with 23 cases confirmed across four of the commune's 14 hamlets.

The patients, most of whom are under 20 years old, are being treated in the Nghia Lo town General Hospital. Hospital staff have confirmed the patients are now recovering from the condition.

Meanwhile, the province has taken immediate action to sterilise the infected area and raise awareness of the disease through campaigns.

Authorities are optimistic the efforts will contain the spread of the disease. - VNS



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