MEASLES OUTBREAK

Two tribal children were killed after a severe measles outbreak in Manipur. Over 50 other children have also been affected by this disease. Officials said that the disease had affected the children at Phoklong village in Tamenglong district of the state. A 12 member medical team, along with medicines, has already reached the village. Villagers complained that no preventive vaccines were given in advance to the tribal children by the health officials in the district. Health officials and paramedics have been mobilised for doing the needful  and preventive measures will be taken in other parts of the state.

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