Measles complication kills 19 children in Adamawa

A measles complication is believed to have killed at least 19 children in Mubi North Local Government Area (LGA) of Adamawa State.

The Commissioner for Health of the state, Felix Tangwami told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Mubi on Saturday, April 27, that more than 200 children in the local government area were already infected.

He said the outbreak was reported in Yola on Saturday, leading to a quick mobilization of medics and drugs to affected communities.

He assured that children with severe infections would be referred to hospitals.

The commissioner said the medical team would move from Mubi to Gombi LGA where another outbreak had been reported.

Tangwami cited the refusal of parents to immunize their children as a major cause for the outbreak.

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