The measles viral, which claimed the lives of over 600 children in Sindh between January and February this year, reportedly came back after a month-long respite with the death of at least three children in Thar.
The three cases were reported from Tago Sir village in the Nangarparkar taluka of Thar where at least a dozen more children are suffering from the disease. Although the health officials have yet to confirm if the deaths resulted from measles, the village residents say the symptoms are identifiable.
“The children are complaining of cramps,” said resident Rano Kolhi. “They vomit, suffer diarrhoea and often fall unconscious.”
According to the health department’s Dr Deewan Lekhraj, a team of doctors has been sent to the village to verify if the deaths were caused by measles. He claimed that they have not received any credible information about the deaths so far.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2013.
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