Metro Manila hit by measles outbreak, at least 9 cities affected

It pays to be paranoid when it comes to your health.

Mayen Jaymalin of The Philippine Star reports: "The Department of Health (DOH) has declared an outbreak of potentially deadly measles in several districts in at least nine cities in Metro Manila."


The report noted: "The outbreak was declared over the weekend in Quiapo, Sampaloc, Tondo, Binondo, Sta. Cruz, Port Area and Sta. Mesa in Manila; Dagat-Dagatan and Bagong Barrio in Caloocan City; Talon 5, Talon 2, and Pamplona Uno in Las Piñas; and Longos and Tonsuya in Malabon."


The report added that outbreaks "were also detected in Alabang and Putatan in Muntinlupa; North Bay Boulevard South in Navotas; Moonwalk and Don Bosco in Parañaque; Bagong Tanyag in Taguig, and Ugong in Valenzuela."


Last year, the DOH logged records show that from January 1 to December 14, 2013, the Philippines had 1,724 measles cases, including 21 deaths. Most the cases were in Metro Manila.


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