NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 07 re Measles Outbreak, 01 March 2019, 5:00 PM
A. Situation Overview:
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus, It is transferred from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact. Its signs and symptoms include cough, runny nose, red eyes/conjunctivitis, fever, skin rashes lasting for more than three (3) days.
The Department of Health (DOH) raised the red flag for measles in other regions of Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas on 07 February 2019 aside from the declaration of National Capital Region (NCR) on 06 January 2019.
A total of 215 dead were reported in Regions 1, Ill, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XI, ARMM, and NCR.
A total of 13,723 cases of measles were reported in Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, ARMM, CAR, and NCR from 01 January 2019 to 26 February 2019.
Ages of cases ranged from <1 month to 88 years old (median: 2 years), most affected age group: 1-4 years (4,190 or 31%) and <9 months (3,555 or 26%); Majority (7,251 or 53%) were males.
Most of the cases were from NCR (3,068 or 22%), CALABARZON (3,234 or 24%), Region III (2,010 or 15%), Region VI (671 or 5%) and Region X (679 or 5%).
Majority (8,549 or 62%) of the cases were not vaccinated.