Because of the current measles outbreak, the Ulaanbaatar City Health Authority is planning to vaccinate 300,000 people with a measles (rubella) vaccination; they confirmed that the majority of these will be children and students in higher education. It is being requested that the directors of colleges, institutes and universities should authorize active voluntary vaccination of students. The vaccination sites will be announced next week.
The following statistics shows the seriousness of the incidence of measles which began last year:
-In 2001, 10677 cases, 7 deaths
-In 2002, 2015 cases, 3 deaths
-In 2003, 18 cases, 0 deaths
-In 2004-2005, 0 cases, 0 deaths
-In 2006-2009, 72 cases, 0 deaths
-In 2010-2014, 0 cases, 0 deaths
-In 2015, 23464 cases, 8 deaths
-In 2016 /until 1st week of April/, 15540 cases and 62 deaths /0.3%/.
According to Sh.Enkhbat, the director of the UB City Health Administration: “All members of staff at the Ministry of Health, the health authorities and district and family hospitals are working as hard as possible. Currently, the measles outbreak has stabilized”.