Maldives confirms additional case of measles

February 2020: Measles and Rubella vaccination campaign in the Maldives. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) states an additional case of measles has been confirmed from the Maldives on Sunday.

As per the agency, their investigations showed that the patient contracted the disease abroad, therewith naming it an imported case.

HPA said contract tracing efforts have been launched to identify those who have come in contact with the patient, and inoculate established contacts that have not completed two doses of the measles vaccine.

A measles case was confirmed from Male’ are on July 25th.

Maldives had eradicated measles in 2017.

Cases of measles were reported from Addu in January 2020, and one case was reported from the same city back in April.

The most common symptoms of Measles are fever, red rashes all over the body, cough and runny nose. Some may even experience redness in the eyes, said HPA.