NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 09 re Measles Outbreak, 11 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 280 dead were reported in Regions |, II, II], CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VU, X, XI, Xl, CARAGA, CAR, ARMM, and NCR.
A total of 18,553 cases of measles were reported in Regions |, Il, Ill, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XI], CARAGA, ARMM, CAR, and NCR from 01 January 2019 to 07 March 2019.
Ages of cases ranged from <1month to 88 years old (median: 2 years), most affected age group: 1-4 years (5,490 or 30%) and <9 months (4,768 or 26%): Majority (9,754 or 53%) were males.
Most of the cases were from NCR (3,850), CALABARZON (4,807), Region III (2,840), Region VI (987) and Region X (876).
Majority (11,182 or 60%) of the cases were not vaccinated.