WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor: Volume 12, Issue 40 (6 October 2019)

from World Health Organization
Published on 06 Oct 2019 View Original

Current major event

Measles outbreak in Lebanon

Since January 2019, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Republic of Lebanon is reporting a continuous surge of measles cases. Between January 1 and 6 October, a total of 1,071 suspected measles cases were reported from all governorates. Majority of cases were reported from North (576) and Beqaa (334) governorates. The most affected age groups are children <1 year to 9 years of age (898), followed by adults >25 years of age (69). Moreover, 519 cases identified were unvaccinated (See table).