Jigawa LG immunises 100 children against measle


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The Malammadori Local Government Council of Jigawa on Tuesday said it had immunised about 100 children against measles, following suspected outbreak of the disease in the area.

Malam Garba Isa, the Disease Surveillance Officer of the council, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Malammadori.

Isa said the children were immunised against the disease at Kargo and Mukkadir communities, where sporadic cases of the disease were recorded.

He said the measure was to ensure effective response and treatment of the infected children.

The Chairman of the council, Alhaji Ali Alkali, said the Local Government had provided drugs and consumables to health outfits in the affected communities to enhance treatment of the disease.

Alkali said that the council had also adopted measures to effectively control the spread of the disease and called on parents to present their children for the exercise in order to control measles and other child killer diseases.

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