Swansea Grapples with Measles Epidemic, 886 Hit

.

Swansea Grapples with Measles Epidemic, 886 Hit

Number of people affected by measles epidemic has risen to 886 in Swansea as the city is grappling with the disease. Health officials have said that they are planning a national strategy to deal with worsening condition.

It emerged that the government is taking strict steps to protect the people. They have collected a major stock of MMR vaccines in order to give the jab to people who have not received it as yet.

Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, has said they had a national plan to deal with the epidemic. He was questioned by Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston over if there will be national campaign for the MMR vaccination.

Over 2 million children were likely to catch measles in the outbreak this week, warned the paramedics. They argued that London could be worst hit by the disease as half of the children have not had the vaccine.

"We are taking this extremely seriously. In terms of making sure we have sufficient numbers of vaccines, ensure that we are talking in a targeted way to communities", said Mr. Hunt, expressing his deep concern over the situation.

The disease symptoms include fever, cough, conjunctivitis and rashes. Ear infections, vomiting and diarrhea, pneumonia, meningitis and serious eye disorders are experienced as a part of complications linked to the disease.


Latest News

InfoArmor: Yahoo hack was not carried out by “a state-sponsored actor”
BlackBerry is ending its internal hardware development to focus on software
Leaked image reveals some features of Google’s ‘Pixel’ handset
Report: Stock conditions for new iPhones at Apple retail stores will improve by
Apple’s new ‘macOS Sierra’ version brings Siri to desktop; unfolds several other
SquareTrade conducts dunk/drop tests on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy Note 7
Samsung sued over exploded Galaxy Note 7 handset
Only 13% US Galaxy Note 7 users have exchanged their potentially explosive hands
Uber’s self-driving cars hit Pittsburg roads under a test program
Phil Schiller: Removal of headphone jack marks Apple’s desire for technological
Samsung, CPSC ask Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop using their handsets
Analyst: iPhone 7 will be packaged with EarPods which use Lightning connector