June 15, 2024

Measles complications kill 19 children in Adamawa

No fewer than 19 children have died from suspected measles complications in Mubi North Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Commissioner for Health, Mr Felix Tangwami, revealed this to newsmen in Mubi on Saturday, saying that more than 200 children in the local government area were already infected.

He said the outbreak was reported in Yola on Saturday, leading to a quick mobilisation of medics and drugs to affected communities.

He assured that children with severe infections would be referred to hospitals.

According to the commissioner, the medical team would move from Mubi to Gombi Local Government Area, where another outbreak had been reported.

Tangwami blamed the refusal of parents to immunise their children for the outbreak.

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