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Measles: 50 Children Feared Dead In Rivers Communities

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Measles: 50 Children Feared Dead In Rivers Communities

Measles: 50 Children Feared Dead In Rivers Communities

 

About 50 children are feared dead following a measles outbreak in Kugbo Clan of Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State.

It was learnt that the disease first reported in Amurouttoru-Kugbo Community has now spread to Emago-Kugbo and Akani-Kugbo communities leading to the death of several children in the three communities.

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The Community Development Committee Chairman of Emago Kugbo Community, Levi Marcus, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Port Harcourt.

Marcus said, “We have a situation that is ravaging Okugbo Clan. That is to say, Emakgbo, Akani, and Akpotu. And the situation we are talking about is measles.

“In Akani-Okugbo, from what we witnessed and confirmed, 20 children have died. Then again, if you go to Amuruotoru, we also have the same situation. We have up to 15 recorded cases.

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“We have tried our best to reach the government, but they (government) have not responded.”

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