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Rivera calls for intensified campaign vs measles

General Santos City Councilor Jane Rivera is encouraging parents to submit their children to measles immunization.

The city lawmaker has also filed a resolution requesting the City Health Office and all Rural Health Units to prepare appropriate measures in preventing possible outbreak in the city.

Rivera also underscored the need to educate people about ways to prevent the spread of measles and its proper treatment.

Last month, the Department of Health-Center for Health Development in Soccsksargen conducted a catch-up immonization monitoring in General Santos City to determine demographic groups that have not received one or more doses of measles-containing vaccines (MCV) and to assess the level of under-vaccination among specific age groups or communities.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that spreads from person to person through sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact.

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