Heads up parents! Let us all be proactive in protecting our loved ones from illnesses. As you’ve seen in the news, measles outbreak has been declared in the National Capital Region.
In the recent statement issued by the DOH, as of January 2016, the number of measles cases in NCR was 441 with 5 deaths,while there were 575 cases with 9 deaths in CALABARZON provinces. Region 3 has 192 cases with 4 deaths, Region 6 with 104 cases and 3 deaths, and Region 7 with 71 cases with 1 death. (Source)
Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III urges mothers, caregivers and the general public to be more vigilant because of this alarming health concern.
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is transferred from person to person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact. Its signs and symptoms, include cough, runny nose, red eyes, fever, skin rashes lasting for more than 3 days.
Stay safe, everyone and happy weekend!