Rubella outbreak: Government takes emergency action

2016 оны 3 сарын 17

As we have reported, since the beginning of 2016, ten babies have died from rubella (also known as German measles); nine of them had not been vaccinated.

From 1994 until the beginning of last year, rubella was kept under control by regular vaccinations for three to eleven year-olds. For the record large-scale vaccinations tool place in 1994, 1996, 2000, 2007 and 2012. From 2011 until March last year, no cases were reported.

Because of the new cases and, in particular, the spate of recent deaths, the Government has been forced to take action. Yesterday (16th March), the GoM took the decision to allocate MNT 948.3 million from the governmental reserve fund to cover a new vaccination program.

 

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