The Serua/Namosi Sub-divisional Outbreak Response Team – is at the forefront of the response to the measles outbreak, since it was declared on the 7th of last month.

The Health Ministry says – the team has been responding by rapidly isolating cases, quarantine, and post-exposure vaccination for contacts, or going ‘door to door’ for mass vaccination of the “at-risk” communities.

It says the team has worked day and night and is sometimes trekking, camping, and crossing rivers on foot, to reach people in some of the most remote communities.

The confirmed number of measles cases – still stands at 14.

The Ministry reminds the general public – that pregnant women, babies under the age of 6 months, and those with a compromised immune system, and those with a known allergy to the vaccine – should NOT be vaccinated.

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