Botswana to vaccinate children against measles nationwide

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Botswana is planning to carry out nationwide measles immunization campaign from Feb. 1-12.

Goitsenna Makhaza, a state registered nurse based at Otse Clinic situated some 100 km southwest of the southern African country’s capital city, Gaborone, made the revelation when addressing residents during a village consultative meeting Thursday.

“All children aged between nine and fifty-nine months will receive the measles-rubella vaccination. The immunization campaign can protect children against the highly contagious disease,” said Makhaza.

Cases of measles-rubella were higher in countries within the Sub-Saharan Africa, in which Botswana belongs, and affected children mostly, he said. Signs and symptoms of measles include headache, eye infection, rash and fever. Measles can lead to death. Enditem

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