Measles claims one more child

- Post Report, KAPILVASTU

Jan 29, 2016-

A four-year-old girl of Rangapur VDC-1 in Kapilvastu has died from measles, taking the death toll in the district to seven since the disease broke out two weeks ago. 

The District Health Office informed that Anita Yadav, the daughter of Baliram Yadav, died on Wednesday at her home. The victim, who sustained tiny spots 

all over her body, had been bed ridden due to high fever for the past several days. 

Children from ward Nos 1, 2 and 3 in Rangapur have shown symptoms of measles over the past week. Health workers have treated 48 affected children in villages of the district. 

One-year-old Reshmi Khatun, Jannati Khatun, 5, and Mamuddin Mushalman, 7, who contracted the disease, have been admitted to Taulihawa Hospital. Public Health Officer Bishnu Jaishawal said their condition was getting better. 

A team of health workers led by Rangapur Health Post in-charge Pramod Chaudhary has started treatment in the affected areas.

Published: 29-01-2016 08:53

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