By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Fiji health officials reported two additional measles cases–the latest confirmed cases are a 13 month old and a 20 year old from Saumakia Village in Naitasiri. This brings the total count to 23.
The 23 cases to date are from the following areas in the Central Division: 12 cases from the Serua/Namosi Subdivision (Wailali, Wainadoi, Navunikabi, and Makosoi Deuba), 4 cases from Suva Subdivision (Samabula, Vatuwaqa, Tacirua, Wailekutu), 3 cases from Rewa Subdivision (Koronivia, Nasilai Village Nakelo, Davuilevu) and 4 cases from Naitasiri Subdivision (Saumakia Village).
Since the outbreak was declared on Thursday 7 November 2019, approximately 235,000 people in Fiji have been immunized against measles.
Kiribati health officials reported the first confirmed measles case in a 11-month-old boy from Eita village in Tarawa. The Kiribati Ministry of Health said the boy has received treatment and is recovering.
The Kiribati Measles Task Force is working to confirm contact-tracing and co-ordinate measures to minimize the risk of the further spread of measles in the country.
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