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Today, the Armenia Ministry of Health reported an update on the current measles outbreak in the country. As of  March 13, the number of laboratory-confirmed measles cases in the Republic of Armenia has reached 50.

Armenia/ CIA

Three patients required hospitalization. One case is considered as severe.

34 of the patients are children from 3 months to 16 years old, 16 are adults from 21 to 64 years old.

Concerning vaccination status, 44 of the patients were not vaccinated against measles, 4 were partially vaccinated with 1 dose and 2 were fully vaccinated with 2 doses.

Health officials remind the public that according to the national calendar of vaccinations, vaccinations against measles are intended for children aged 1 and 4-6 years.

“We urge parents of children who have not received scheduled vaccinations against measles to contact the registration polyclinic and vaccinate their children.”