By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In a follow-up report on the measles outbreak in Argentina, the Ministry of Health is now reporting 88 confirmed cases of measles, of which 86 are local 2 and were detected in Spain with two weeks left in 2019.


The vast majority of cases were locally acquired, according to officials. It is the worst outbreak of the disease registered in the country since 2000 .

The bulk of the cases were recorded in the city of Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires province.

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Argentina achieved the status of “measles-free country” in 2000 and was certified in 2016 by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

According to health authorities, genotype D8 was identified and the MVs / Gir Somnath.IND / 42.16 lineage was confirmed in this outbreak.

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