Many of PNG’s young safe from measles after polio, MMR campaign

Since the outbreak was confirmed, an army of health workers has been deployed to provide vaccines, which consist of three rounds of droplets. Photo: Supplied / World Health Organisation

Measles has caused major problems across the Pacific with an epidemic in Samoa claiming 83 lives. In PNG, there are currently four confirmed cases in four different provinces with a number of suspected cases. However, UNICEF health programme officer Philomena Tatireta said an estimated 3.4 million children received the polio dose and at the same time […]

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