Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
National and international public health officials announced Friday the launch of a countrywide drive to fight an ongoing outbreak of measles in Lebanon, with plans to vaccinate nearly one million children against the disease.Officials said the campaign is critical, as more than 2,000 cases of measles have been reported in Lebanon since early 2018, with cases appearing in all eight governorates.Measles is a highly infectious airborne disease that can lead to dangerous complications, including pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. Children aged six to 11 months will be vaccinated against measles and polio, and those aged 12 months to 10 years will be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE