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Nationwide measles death toll hits 135

Update: May, 07/2014 - 08:49
To date, 4,423 Ha Noi children aged between nine months and six years have been vaccinated. — File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Two more children have died from measles, bringing total fatalities throughout Viet Nam to 135.

The Ministry of Health said that a child had died from the disease in Bach Mai Hospital on Monday and another in the National Hospital of Paediatrics on Sunday.

The ministry said an additional 55 measles cases were reported nationwide on Monday, raising the total number of victims this year to 4,085.

The ministry told its departments to make sure that children aged between nine months and two years old were vaccinated.

The vaccination rate of the country is now currently at 86.5 per cent, but some reports say many children missed their second vaccination.

However, many localities including Ha Noi, HCM City, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh and Binh Duong, have taken steps to correct the situation.

To date, 4,423 Ha Noi children aged between nine months and six years have been vaccinated. — VNS


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