Festive Season

MY SAY : Bottom Line Is ‘Not To Congregate’

Key health advice for all of us as we try to dodge our measles epidemic is to avoid congregating in groups.  Those are the very words straight from our health experts.

The measles virus is highly contagious and will easily spread from one person to another.  Children in the 1-4 year old age group are the most vulnerable, especially the ones who are not immunized.

Even adults are prone too, if they have not received any vaccination injections as well.

Measles Threaten Upcoming Holiday Spirit

The festive mood of the upcoming holiday season is under a dark cloud, with calls from the Ministry of Health to limit public gatherings to control against the measles epidemic.

Close to 80 per cent of the outbreak is in the more populated Upolu Island.

Densely populated residential areas at Vaitele and Vailele are showing the most number of suspected cases.

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