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MoH Warns of Measles Discovery in Antigua and Barbuda

LOCAL health officials have issued an advisory on the discovery of measles in neighbouring Antigua and Barbuda.
 
According to the advisory, the Ministry of Health and Environment in Antigua and Barbuda is said to be investigating a case of measles that was recently imported into that territory.As a result, the Ministry of Health in St. Kitts and Nevis was on Wednesday (Jan.24), advised of the development ,According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), Measles is an acute viral infectious disease, which usually begins with high fever, cough, runny nose (coryza), and red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis).
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws indicated that measles is a highly contagious vaccine preventable disease that is caused by a virus which is spread through coughing and sneezing.

 

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