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Indian gov’t to send high-level teams to tackle rise in measles cases

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  The Indian government said on Wednesday it would send high level teams to three states Jharkhand Gujarat and Kerala to assess and manage a surge in the number of measles cases among children officials said According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the teams will help state health authorities implement public health measures and facilitate the implementation of the necessary control and containment measures Officials said teams will also conduct field visits to investigate the outbreak and assist state health departments in terms of public health measures management guidelines and protocols for handling the rising measles cases being reported in the three states The teams will also coordinate with the states to guarantee the active search for cases in the area and with the Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratories to evaluate the identified cases A measles outbreak has already been reported in Mumbai Local media reports said that since January this year there have been 220 measles cases and 11 related deaths in the city The federal Ministry of Health sent a high level multidisciplinary team to Mumbai earlier this month to take stock of the rise in measles cases in the city Xinhua
Indian gov’t to send high-level teams to tackle rise in measles cases

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– The Indian government said on Wednesday it would send high-level teams to three states — Jharkhand, Gujarat and Kerala — to assess and manage a surge in the number of measles cases among children, officials said.

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According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the teams will help state health authorities implement public health measures and facilitate the implementation of the necessary control and containment measures.

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Officials said teams will also conduct field visits to investigate the outbreak and assist state health departments in terms of public health measures, management guidelines, and protocols for handling the rising measles cases being reported in the three states. .

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“The teams will also coordinate with the states to guarantee the active search for cases in the area and with the Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratories to evaluate the identified cases.”

A measles outbreak has already been reported in Mumbai. Local media reports said that since January this year, there have been 220 measles cases and 11 related deaths in the city.

The federal Ministry of Health sent a high-level multidisciplinary team to Mumbai earlier this month to take stock of the rise in measles cases in the city. ■

(Xinhua)

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