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Published On: Wed, Jan 15th, 2014

Philippines: Measles cases up in Angeles City, Tacloban City

Since the time of Super Typhoon Yolanda in early November, the number of cases of measles have risen sharply in the Eastern Visayas, including Tacloban City, Leyte, according to a Solar News report Tuesday.

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There has been 56 confirmed cases of the viral infection in the typhoon ravaged areas of the eastern Visayas, with Tacloban reporting 26 cases alone.

According to the report, Tacloban is followed by Babatngon with 21 cases, Palo with three cases, MacArthur with two cases while Tanauan, Carigara, Dulag and Alang-alang had one case each.

In addition, the region has also seen 56 cases of dengue fever since the November typhoon.

On the island of Luzon, health officials have declared a measles outbreak in Pampanga province, where Region 3 health authorities say the number of cases have skyrocketed 112 percent, according to an ABS-CBN report today.

This has prompted a measles vaccination campaign in areas of Angeles City.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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