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Suspected Measles Cases in Kissi Kama Kailahun District

Suspected Measles Cases in Kissi Kama Kailahun District

Kailahun, Jul. 8, 015 (MOHS) – The Kailahun District Health Management Team has reported suspected imported cases of Measles from Guinea to the Kissi Kama Chiefdom in the Kailahun district.

Surveillance report states that two samples were collected from the two children John Moseray and Sahr Kortu Lavallie of Kunduma, Kissi Kama Chiefdom who were seen and treated at the Dia Community Health Centre.

The child Sahr Kortu was on the catarrah stage with fever, conjunctivitis, cough, coryza and weakness whilst John Moseray was reportedly on the prodromal stage with coryza and weakness.

Kunduma according to surveillance report also recorded 10 children suspected to have measles. Two of them from Manssanta, Guinea: Fayia Borbor two years and Tamba Kamizo age three years six months. The other children are 14 year old Beatrice Jimmy, three year old Ashalin Fallah, Alice Sesay two years, Dennis Sahr Joseph 5 years, Tamba Folleh age 15 years, and Sahr Borbor age 14 years.

Meanwhile, the Kailahun District Health Management Team last Saturday July 4, 2015 mounted community sensitization campaign in all eight villages in the chiefdom with the Ring Vaccination of the left over buffer stock from the past measles campaign.

JAK/MOHS

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