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Measles outbreak kills 5 in Kebbi

07 December 2012, 12:01

Kebbi - An outbreak of measles in the Ambursa/Kardi Development Area in Kebbi State has caused the death of five children and isolation of 187 others.  

An official of the Primary Health Care (PHC) in the area, Isa Abubakar, told journalists in Ambursa on Thursday that initially, 192 children were afflicted by the disease.  

He said that state, federal and international agencies had intervened to curtail the spread of the disease and provide drugs to victims.  

The Chairman of Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area, Musa Dan-Illelah, who inspected the isolation camp and victims in Ambursa, lamented the death of the children because of the scourge.  

He said that efforts would be intensified to ensure prevention and spread of the disease to other communities in the state; especially immunisation of children against the six killer diseases.  

He said that drugs and medical facilities would be provided at the designated place of isolation for the victims.

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