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Number of measles cases reaches 564

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 19/12/2019

Dr. Reynold ‘Ofanoa from the Ministry of Health says the total number of measles in Tonga is 564 since the outbreak in October.

As of yesterday, only 14 new cases were reported from Tongatapu and Vava’u.

Dr. ‘Ofanoa adds close to 94% of the cases have already recovered.

Only 12 of the 564 cases of measles were hospitalised with no fatality recorded.

The latest situation report of measles in Tonga last week reported only 477 cases reported however the Ministry also noted there were unreported cases in October to November, which brings the total number to 564.

The Ministry of Health continues its vaccination programs to the communities especially targeting the age group of 10-24.



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