HCMC records three cases of measles

Three people were taken to hospital with diagnosis of measles during two past weeks, repported the Preventive Medicine Department in Ho Chi Minh City.

HCMC records three cases of measles

According to the Department, in three first months of the year, the city recorded 2,187 cases of dengue inpatients, a year-on-year decrease of 30 percent; 255 hand-foot-mouth cases and one case of disease caused by Zika virus, a drop of 42 percent and 93 percent compared to 2017.
Three cases of meales are most noticeable.
Following the hospitalization of three measles inpatients, experts warned of the possibility of reoccurrence of the ailment as the year in the measles period is 3-5 years. This year is the peak year for the disease as per the period.
The youngest patient is a 18-month-old infant in district 2. According to the baby’s relative, the baby lived in the North where measles is plaguing and he has moved to the city lately.
The second patient is a toddler in district 6 and the third is a 23 year old person in District Phu Nhuan.
Through epidemiology investigation to isolate the district, no link between cases of measles which adults and children both suffer.
Medical workers warned weather transaction make children’s resistance weaker; accordingly, parents should look after their kids well.
To actively prevent the disease, parents need to take their children to infirmaries for vaccination as per the National Expanded Immunization Program.
When a person experiences symptoms like fever, rash, red eye, and running nose, they should go to the nearby clinic. Infected people should be kept isolation especially children and unvaccinated people to prevent transmission.

By THANH AN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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