4 cases of measles emerge in Sudan refugee camp

Report
from Radio Dabanga
Published on 23 Mar 2013 View Original

Health authorities of a Sudanese refugee camp in Chad announced the emergence of four cases of measles in the area. This skin disease is highly contagious, they warned.

Adam Hassan of Djabal camp’s medical center said all four cases of measles were diagnosed within the same family.

He noted that 370 people aged between nine months and 15 years old were vaccinated against the disease.

Nevertheless, the health official advised Djabal’s residents to “stay away from those infected with measles due to its highly contagious nature”.

Hassan further advised them not to touch tools or clothes used by the sick and to refrain from eating their food.