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Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:25 - Updated Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:25

Health Ministry denies allegations of 10 deaths by measles daily

Cuango - Angola’s secretary of State for Health and Hospital Matters, Leonardo Europeu, on Monday considered slanderous information disclosed on social media stating that at least 10 children infected with measles die every day in Cuango Municiplaity, north-eastern Lunda Norte Province.

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secretary of State for Health and Hospital Matters, Leonardo Europeu Inocêncio

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“There are no children dying over measles in Lunda Norte Province as it has been disclosed on social media. There are many cases of malaria and severe anaemia that are already being tackled”, said the Health official during a visit to this region of Angola.

Leonardo Europeu, who leads a multi-sectoral team to work for eight days in the north-eastern region, said at least 100 children are currently hospitalized in Cafunfu Hospital, twelve of whom were isolated for showing signs of measles-infection.

In Cuango Municiplaity, the team will outline measures to prevent measles and malaria and coordinate a campaign that is expected to vaccinate roughly 53,000 children.

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