Sorry… I’m a day late with this:

Surce: STAR Radio Date: 01 Mar 2010

 Written by Clarence Jackson

The Acting Medical Director of Phebe Hospital in Bong County Dr. Sampson Azu-Akoi has declared a medical emergency in the County. Dr. Azu- Akoi said the medical emergency is a result of the outbreak of measles, laser fever and whooping cough in the central regional County. He said several districts including Jorquelleh, Suakoko, Kokoyah and Zota have been affected. Dr. Azu-Akoi attributed the outbreak to the failure of parents in the area to carry their children for vaccination. The Health Ministry last week confirmed an increase in measles cases in several parts of Liberia and said a vaccination campaign was ongoing. Dr. Azu -Akoi called for more resources to increase the coverage of the vaccination campaign to avoid the spread of the disease to other districts.

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