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Measles detected in Western Cape

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says four laboratory-confirmed measles cases were reported in Cape Town between 24 January and 17 February but no epidemiological link could be established.

A week ago the institute said a total of 560 cases had been detected in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng and Free State since the outbreak started, reports TimesLIVE.


TimesLIVE article – Measles outbreak spreads to Western Cape (Open access)


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