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Philippines: measles cases sharply increase in Manila

 The Philippine Department of Health has noted a sharp rise of measles cases in Manila, prompting health authorities to declare on February 6 measles outbreak in the Philippine capital.
The Ministry of Health warns that families should have their babies vaccinated as scheduled in the National Expanded Immunization Program

Ministry of Health warns about high risk of new measles outbreak

Due to a gradual increase of measles cases, the Ministry of Health yesterday asked the People’s Committees of all provinces and cities nationwide to have a closed eye on measles prevention in order to avoid any possible outbreak.