Sunday, January 19, 2014

Have You Been Shot Lately?

The number of measles cases has increased alarmingly in Olongapo. While the chief concern about a resurgence of the disease had been focused on Metro Manila, where there were more than 744 confirmed cases last year. Three infants died of measles in the metropolis in 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) said. But health authorities in Bicol and Olongapo City have reported a rise in measles cases recently. The DOH in Bicol is bracing for an outbreak after 12 cases were reported in Albay and two in Sorsogon. In Olongapo, the city health office (CHO) has also launched a door-to-door immunization program after recording more than 60 cases on Monday Jan 8th.

Measles is a highly communicable viral disease transmitted through droplets, spread from person to person caused by sneezing, coughing and close personal contact.

The Bugle highly recommends ensuring that all of your family members have been immunized properly.  While the cost may seem high remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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