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Sixteen measles cases reported in last week of 2019

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 03/01/2020

16 new measles cases were reported in Tonga on the last week of December.

13 cases from the main island of Tongatapu and 3 cases from Vava’u Island.

They were 10 males and 6 females between the ages of 6 months and 23 years old.

As of 31st December 2019, 612 confirmed or suspected cases of measles have been identified in Tonga.

Case presentations have been reported to be mild with 18 hospitalisations and no death recorded since the outbreak was declared in October.



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