Micronesian measles outbreak puts Marshall Islands on high alert | Pacific Beat

Micronesian measles outbreak puts Marshall Islands on high alert

Micronesian measles outbreak puts Marshall Islands on high alert

Updated 27 May 2014, 8:32 AEST

Health authorities in Marshall Islands are on alert following an outbreak of measles on the nearby island of Kosrae, in Federated States of Micronesia.

Two cases were confirmed late last week, both infants, and the fear is the highly contagious disease could spread to the Marshalls which is linked to Kosrae by airline service.

Julia Alfred, the Secretary of Health in Marshall Islands, in the capital Majuro medical officials are focusing on making sure children are immunised.

Presenter: Brian Abbott

Speaker: Julia Alfred, Marshall Islands Secretary of Health

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