6 Jan 2020

Fiji's measles immunisation campaign resumes

3:35 pm on 6 January 2020

Fiji's measles immunisation campaign has resumed today after being suspended on 27 December due to Tropical Cyclone Sarai.

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Photo: Facebook / Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services

The Ministry of Health said the campaign would continue to target people who were most at risk of being infected and spreading the disease.

Almost 328,000 people in Fiji have been immunised against measles since an outbreak was declared in November.

There have been 27 confirmed cases of measles in the country during the current outbreak.

Cyclone Sarai left extensive damage in its wake, battering large areas of Fiji for three days.

There have been reports of damage to houses across all four divisions, with some homes completely demolished by the cyclone.

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