Epidemic: Minor dies after contracting measles

According to the technician, measles cases have been reported in the area several times.


Our Correspondent May 29, 2013

CHARSADDA: With measles spreading across the country, Charsadda has also reported cases of the curable disease.

According to a local medical technician requesting anonymity, Nasir, the son of Ayaz, succumbed to the disease on Wednesday. His two siblings Tahrem and Faisal are in hospital. Similarly, dozens of other children in the area are also affected by the spreading epidemic.

Extended Programme on Immunisation coordinator Dr Farhad could not be reached for a comment on the matter. According to the technician, measles cases have been reported in the area several times. However, the local health authority is not doing anything to contain its spread, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2013.

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