Measles outbreak in Kerala: Malappuram district reports 160 cases so far1 min read 30 Nov 2022, 09:05 AM IST
Known as 'ancham pani' in local parlance, measles mainly affects children. The Union Health Ministry has asked states to consider administering an additional dose of measles and rubella vaccines to all children aged nine months to five years in vulnerable areas
Kerala is witnessing a measles outbreak at present. According to Dr Jose Ouseph, State President of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Malappuram district is the most affected one in Kerala. So far the district has reported 160 cases of measles, but there has not been any mortality due to the disease, he added.
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