By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The National Department of Health in Papua New Guinea has reported it’s third confirmed measles case in recent weeks.

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The cases include a three-year-old girl from Gulf province, a 23-year-old man from New Ireland province, and most recently, a five-year-old child from Boroko.

Health Secretary Pasco Case said they are on a heightened alert for measles and the situation is being monitored.

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Response, investigation and surveillance activities have all been scaled up.

Papua New Guinea experienced an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1) in 2018.