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  • Updated: May 21, 2024

Adamawa government confirms 49 deaths, over 800 cases of measles

Adamawa government confirms 49 deaths, over 800 cases of mea

The Adamawa State Government on Tuesday confirmed 49 deaths and a record of 838 cases of measles in the state.

The State Director, Disease Control and Immunization, (Dr) James Jacob gave the confirmation to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Yola, the state capital.

He explained that the State Government has so far vaccinated 13,084 children against the disease, adding that cases have now reduced.

Jacob added that the success recorded in curtailing the disease followed the political will of top government officials in the state.

He also revealed that the State Government has not recorded any new cases of the disease in the last one week, adding that efforts were ongoing to search for new cases.

The Director further urged parents and community leaders to ensure vaccination of eligible children.

He said: “Why we are saying this is because, if the targeted children in communities are properly vaccinated, the community will have what is called hard immunity. This will make it difficult for any outbreak in those communities."

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