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Measles outbreak continues public urged to get vaccinated

Measles outbreak

Johannesburg – The measles outbreak continues in a number of provinces. Cases are climbing and authorities are urging parents to make sure their children are up to date with their vaccinations.

Paediatrician Sanelisiwe Balfour says while measles should always be taken seriously, it’s the complications that are of major concern.

Much like the coronavirus, while your child may not suffer heavy symptoms, they could transmit the virus to others who will get seriously ill.

“Kids spread it to one another and they can spread it to people who are immuno-compromised or even pregnant women, which can lead to devastating effects,” she said.

In other news – Violent storm destroys Beitbridge Bank and houses

A violent storm swept across Beitbridge Town last night and ripped off the roof of the CBZ Bank housed at the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Company Pension Fund Complex, fell several trees at Beitbridge District Hospital in the process plunging the border town into darkness from collapsed electricity poles.

The whole border town had no water supplies following electricty cuts to water pumps at the main supplier station while reports of other damages were still being reported in the district where fortunately no fatalities had been recorded. Learn More

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