Thailand health officials continue to work to contain a measles outbreak in the southern provinces, in which some 1,500 cases have been reported, including 12 deaths.
The morbidity rate in Yala province is 132.61 / 100,000 population, by far the highest in the country. The majority of patients are babies and children who have not been vaccinated.
Thailand’s Department of Health Service Support (DHSS) said local public health offices and members of these agencies are expected to make sure all children in their respective provinces receive proper vaccines and educate the locals on a healthy lifestyle.
Nationally through Nov. 5, a total of 3,315 cases were reported from 73 of 77 of Thailand’s provinces.
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