About 65% of these cases were reported in the Analamanga region. 48 districts in Madagascar are affected by the measles epidemic during the last three months, six of which recorded more than 400 cases.
The district of Antananarivo Renivohitra has the highest number of cases with 8869 patients, followed by that of Ambato Boeny with 947 cases; Marovoay with 693 cases; Mahajanga I with 518 cases; Ambohidratrimo with 466 cases and Antananarivo Atsimondrano, 412 cases.
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions of infected people. People first develop a fever, then may have a cough, runny nose and watery eyes, followed by appearance of a rash. People are considered infectious from four days before to four days after the appearance of the rash.
- California reports increase in congenital syphilis for 5th straight year
- New Caledonia reports rise in dengue fever
- Six disease combo vaccine, VAXELIS, receives FDA nod
- Brisbane: Measles alert issued
- Alabama: Increase in hepatitis A cases in Jackson County, Vaccination encouraged
- Japan reports 6th Classical Swine Fever outbreak
- Florida reports 1st acute flaccid myelitis case, Nationally cases continue rise