The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported a spike in German measles or rubella cases in the Western Cape. The NICD said that to date, 19 cases have been detected in children aged between five and nine years old. “Whilst sporadic cases have been noted across the country, a[…]
By: Aneeqa du Plessis The Western Cape Department of Health continues to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated as measles continues to spread through the Cape Metro. According to chief operating officer, Dr Saadiq Karriem there are just under 10 cases in the province. “All provinces around the country[…]
The deadly measles disease has spread among children in Hajjah province in north-western Yemen, medical aid group, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), warned on Tuesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. “So many children are presenting with measles at Abs hospital” in Hajjah province, MSF Director, Christos Christou, said on Twitter. “There is a gap[…]
By Kouthar Sambo South Africa is rocked by the measles outbreak currently declared in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, the Free State, and the North West, leaving residents in the Western Cape vulnerable with many unanswered questions. According to the Chief Operations Officer of the Western Cape Department of Health, Dr. Saadiq[…]
Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla on Monday called for calm and vigilance after government detected four cases of measles in Gauteng. These cases were found during routine surveillance activities aimed at detecting, investigating and responding to suspected cases of this vaccine-preventable disease. The department of health said in the last[…]
The decision on whether parents should vaccinate their children has always been a contentious topic, with the spotlight now being thrown on the religious permissibility of immunisation. The debate has surfaced following concerns on the preparation of some vaccines, after reports that porcine elements are used in the manufacturing process.[…]
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