The quantity of individuals tainted with measles rose to 4,300 as parts of the nation grapple with an outbreak of the exceptionally infectious ailment, the Department of Health said Monday.

Of these cases, 70 were affirmed fatalities, DOH representative Enrique Domingo said in an interview on ANC’s “Headstart.”

A week ago, the Health office proclaimed measles flare-up in Metro Manila, different zones in Luzon, and Central and Eastern Visayas.

Figure from the DOH Epidemilogy Bureau demonstrated that the quantity of measles cases districts of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Bicol has appeared “increasing trend” as of January 26.

Domingo noticed that youngsters short of what one year old are the usual fatalities.

“Of course, they are vulnerable. They don’t have that immunization, that resistance yet against the illness,” the DOH representative said.

Measles is an exceedingly infectious respiratory sickness brought about by an infection. Its complications incorporate diarrhea, middle ear infection, pneumonia, encephalitis, malnutrition, blindness and may lead to death.

The Dengvaxia controversy tainted the government’s vaccination programs, disparaging the counter dengue antibody as well as casting doubt to on other immunizations that could protect individuals from life-threatening diseases.

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