Measles outbreak kills 110 in Zambia

August 6th, 2010 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS  

Lusaka (Zambia), Aug 6 (IANS) An outbreak of measles in Zambia has affected over 6,200 people and claimed at least 110 lives, the Zambian health ministry has said.
Currently, the total number of people affected by the disease in the country stands at 6,252, ministry of health spokesperson Kamoto Mbewe was quoted as saying by the Zanis news agency Thursday.

Mbewe said the capital city of Lusaka was the most hit with 106 deaths recorded out of 4,928 cases, Xinhua reported.

Mbewe asked the people not to panic as the ministry is doing everything possible to address the issue and that an immunisation programme was on in full swing.

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