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Measles Outbreak Reported in Wajir County

Measles outbreak was reported in Wajir County and 4 FELTP residents and one feltp field coordinator conducted the investigation from 10th – 20th January 2019. The main findings from this investigation indicate that the measles infection burden is still high among vaccinated or unvaccinated children and adults in Wajir County. The response measures so far implemented may not have had impact on overall control of the epidemics since many of the people may have already been exposed and or recovered. The study recommended Catch-up campaign for < 15 year age and supplemental immunization (SIA) for <5 years old to boost population immunity and stop transmission; Sensitization of healthcare workers especially in private facilities on triaging and isolating febrile or rash patients at health facilities during outbreaks to reduce risk of nosocomial transmissions and Public education through radio on the dynamics of measles disease in person to person transmission

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