Sunday, 19 Nov 2017

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Immunisation efforts steped up at camps

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Health Desk: Nov 12, 2017--- The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) are stepping up immunisation efforts in overcrowded camps and makeshift shelters close to the border with Myanmar in response to an increase in the number of suspected measles cases among the newly arrived Rohingya and their host communities.

Unicef Bangladesh Representative Edouard Beigbeder, “Children are especially at risk from the outbreaks of measles and other communicable diseases that result from the crowded living conditions, malnutrition and severe lack of water and sanitation in the camps and other sites”.

As of November 4, one death and 412 suspected cases of measles have been reported among the vulnerable populations living in Cox’s Bazar.