By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Government of Fiji reported an additional measles case in a 11-month-old from Nabua who was admitted under isolation at CWM Hospital in Suva who was just recently discharged. This brings the measles total to 25 in Fiji.

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All 25 cases are from the following areas in the Central Division: 12 cases from the Serua/Namosi Subdivision (Wailali, Wainadoi, Navunikabi, and Makosoi Deuba), 6 cases from Suva Subdivision (Nabua, Samabula, Vatuwaqa, Tacirua, Wailekutu and Naikorokoro Village in Lami), 3 cases from Rewa Subdivision (Koronivia, Nasilai Village Nakelo, Davuilevu) and 4 cases from Naitasiri Subdivision (Saumakia Village).

Measles is a highly contagious disease; therefore, non-essential travel to Naikorokoro Village in Lami, Saumakia Village in Naitasiri, Serua/Namosi, and Nasilai Village in Nakelo Rewa is strongly discouraged.

In addition, The Ministry of Health and Medical Services announced today that the national measles campaign has been temporarily suspended due to the adverse weather effects of Tropical Cyclone Sarai. Members of the public will be informed when the campaign will recommence.

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