Three children die of measles in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 18:27

Dehra Dun: Three children died of measles
in a village in Uttarakhand`s Champawat district prompting
authorities to rush medical teams to the area to check spread
of the viral disease.

Three children, suffering from high fever and having red
rashes for the past several days, died in Sundhungra village
last evening, officials said here today.

The authorities immediately sent two medical teams to
the village which administered vaccines to nearly 500 children
to check spread of the disease.

Director General (Health) H C Bhatt visited the area and
suspended a health worker for allegedly not taking effective
steps to check the disease.

Measles, an acute contagious viral disease, usually
occurs in childhood and is characterised by eruption of red
rashes and high fever.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 18:27

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