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Measles outbreak – what to do

The Department of Health has called on all members of the community to be extra vigilant with a measles outbreak reported in the Western Cape and Gauteng. South Africa has set a measles elimination goal so a single laboratory confirmed measles case is considered a potential outbreak. In a press release issued by the Northern Cape Department of Health, detailed information about measles was provided. Measles is a highly infectious disease spread by droplet infection when an infected person coughs or sneezes but it can be prevented by effective vaccination with the measles vaccine. A suspected Measles case is a person of any…

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