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Five children die from measles in Rangamati

Published : 20 Mar 2020, 11:59

Jagoroniya Desk

Five children have died from measles in remote villages of Baghaichhari Upazila in the hills district of Rangamati in past week amid fatal coronavirus outbreak across the world.

Around 100 other children have been infected by the disease in three villages under 7 No ward of Sajek union, Chairman of the union Nelson Chakma Nayan said.

“We had informed the authorities when we had come to know about the outbreak. A medical team reached the spot to provide treatment to the ailing people,” he said.

While contacted, Istekhar Ahmed, heath and family planning officer of the upazila, said that they have sent an emergency medical team there.

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