Measles breaks out at Kasisi Orphanage
Measles has broken out at Kasisi Children’s Home with one case recorded so far.
Kasisi Children’s Home Sister in Charge Mariola Mierzejewska confirmed the development in an interview with ZANIS at Kasisi in Chongwe on Thursday.
Sister Mierzejewska said the affected patient was a child who was out of danger and was responding well to treatment.
But she expressed concern that the disease may spread further and affect other children at the orphanage.
She has since urged Government to quickly undertake a measles vaccination campaign countrywide in order to halt the further spread of the disease.
The country has so far, recorded over 2 800 cases of measles with over 70 deaths since the disease broke out in the country three months ago.
The Ministry of Health disclosed that Lusaka has recorded the highest cases of measles with over 2 600 and a record of over of 64 deaths.
Health Minister Kapembwa Simbao has since appealed to the donor community to help with financial resources to enable the Ministry of Health undertake a measles vaccination campaign to preserve life.