Navigation Links
Measles Break Out In Relief Camps

A breakout of measles in an earthquake relief camp is further complicating the relief efforts taken by the Pakistani authorities at Muzaffarabad. As many as 14 cases have been reported, with the death of a minor at the Hattian Bala Camp//.

"All of them are children and under surveillance," said Abdul Malik, Pakistan occupied Kashmir's Secretary of Health.

Malik said eight of the infected children had already been administered vaccinations for various diseases including measles, tetanus and polio during the ongoing campaign jointly launched by the region's health department and the United Nations.

He said the vaccination drive had been intensified and 250 staff members had been sent to remote mountainous villages. Out of 800,000, he added, 545,000 children of under-15-years of age had been vaccinated in the mountainous region.

The United Nations and other humanitarian organizations have warned of a second wave of deaths due to cold, hunger and diseases as they find it hard to reach quake survivors with relief goods and shelter in the face of lack of funds and logistics difficulties.

The UN has been appealing to the international community for more funding as it says around 400,000 quake survivors living at over 5,000 feet of altitude urgently need food and shelter.

Last month, donor countries and international financial institutions pledged $5.8 billion for reconstruction of regions ravaged by October's earthquake that killed more than 75,000 people and rendered 3.5 million people homeless.

--Indo-Asian News Service

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Acute Measles Supresses HIV Replication
2. Measles Suppresses AIDS Virus
3. Measles Risk in Transplant Patients
4. Drop in Worldwide Measles deaths by 40%
5. Measles Vaccination Drive Intensified In Quake-Hit Pakistan
6. Measles Breaks Out In Kashmir
7. Measles Outbreak In Bihar Creates Panic
8. Death Due To Measles Plummet By About 50% Following WHO Campaign
9. Measles Resurges Due To Drop In Immunization With MMR
10. Staff Nurses Contract Measles from the Patient
11. Generous Donation by US Helps to Curb the Outbreak of Measles in Fiji
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and ... essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor ... National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... lifestyle publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as ... believes that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging ... the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture ... Golf Classic Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at ... Luke’s Wings, an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... supporting the upcoming 2016 Miss Arizona pageant as its official Medspa Sponsor. Dr. ... Tempe, Mesa, and Chandler, Arizona. , Dr. Olson says the decision to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Issue 52" report to their offering. ... treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. ... base that will serve to drive considerable growth for effective ... serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 , , , WHEN: ... 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, ... , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global ... Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager ... pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in Bogota. Colombia ... ... Sandra ... ... Astellas is a pharmaceutical company ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: