The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has expanded the measles immunisation campaign across Fiji.
Since the last update on December 18th 2019 there are now 24 confirmed cases of measles.
The latest confirmed case is a 3 month old from Naikorokoro Village in Lami who is currently admitted under isolation at CWM Hospital in Suva.
Around 328, 000 people in Fiji have been immunised against measles.
The national campaign will continue to target people who are most at risk of being infected by measles and spreading the disease.
Measles is a highly contagious disease; therefore, non-essential travel to Saumakia Village in Naitasiri, Serua/Namosi, and Nasilai Village in Nakelo Rewa is strongly discouraged.
The Ministry of health is urging parents of children aged 6 months to 5 years of age to get their children immunised during this campaign as children under the age of 5 are most at risk of being infected by measles and developing the complications of the disease.