Bid to prevent measles as 13 Libode kids suffer

THIRTEEN children have been hospitalised after a measles outbreak in Mkhankatho and surrounding villages in Libode, the Eastern Cape health department said yesterday.

THIRTEEN children have been hospitalised after a measles outbreak in Mkhankatho and surrounding villages in Libode, the Eastern Cape health department said yesterday.

"Of those admitted eight are toddlers and five teenagers," spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said.

A team of health workers had since been sent to villages in the area to vaccinate 700 children and 5000 villagers after it was detected on Wednesday.

He said the virus was airborne and most villagers had not been vaccinated. - Sapa

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