By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The Tonga Ministry of Health reported an additional 18 new measles cases with onset dates in the last week, bringing the outbreak total to 596 confirmed or suspected cases of measles.
The latest cases include 16 cases from the main Island of Tongatapu and 2 cases from Vava’u Island.
In total, the majority 523 (87.8%) cases in total have occurred on Tongatapu and 63 (10.5%) have occurred on Vava’u Island. Cases have been reported to be mild with 15 hospitalizations with no deaths.
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The outbreak of measles in Tonga began in early October 2019, following the return of a team of Tongan rugby players from New Zealand. The index case developed measles while in New Zealand. Subsequently, a further 12 players developed laboratory-confirmed measles after returning to Tonga. The early outbreak involved mainly teenagers from schools on Tongatapu and Vava’u Islands.
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2 thoughts on “Tonga measles outbreak nears 600 cases”
What is the vaccination history of each case?
What type of measles did each lab confirmed case show?
Any of the cases vaccine strain?
Hi, would you please make a real report?
This reporting on measles is not clear enough to understand what is actually happening.
What number of measles cases are measles strain, and what number are vaccine strain measles?
Without this information, we don’t know the truth of the measles outbreak, so your numbers elicit fear and hype.
We can do better.