Guinea – Measles Epidemic (Guinea Ministry of Health, DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 2 March 2017)

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  • A measles epidemic has been declared in 14 of the 38 health districts in Guinea. 13 districts have been put on alert.

  • Since the beginning of the year, 1 527 cases of measles have been diagnosed, of which 1 517 were cured. Two patients have died and eight remain under treatment.

  • The number of suspected cases has increased rapidly, reaching 407 this week, compared to 234 last week. More than 3.7 million children need to be urgently vaccinated in the country