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‘Taraba records 140 cases of measles’

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Commissioner of health, Innocent Vakkai has said that a total of 140 forty cases of measles have been reported across 10 local governments in Taraba state.

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Mr Vakkai told newsmen on Wednesday in Jalingo that majority of those affected were children bellow five years, who had not been vaccinated

He said that the disease, a leading killer in developing countries like Nigeria, was showing a steady rise in Taraba.

The official regretted that Nigeria had remained the leading country in measles, with many of the cases recorded in northern states including Taraba.

To check the trend, he said that government had embarked on a massive measles campaign with more personnel trained and deployed to ensure wide and effective coverage.

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“During the campaign, measles vaccination cards will be given to mothers to signify coverage. Children between nine and 59 months without the card will be considered not immunised,” he said.

Mr Vakkai then advised parents to make their children available for the exercise so as to rid the state of the disease.

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