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112 fever rash cases reported at Dimapur district

Nagaland News

53 Measles & 3 Rubella cases confirmed

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 5: With improved surveillance in the district of Dimapur, 112 fever rash cases were reported, of which 53 were confirmed Measles and 3 confirmed Rubella.
As per the roadmap to MR Elimination guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, special immunization response has been initiated by the Office of the CMO, Dimapur, in the areas where cases were concentrated falling under the following Health Units: Signal Angami, Darogapathar, Purana Bazaar, Duncan, Burma Camp and Kuda.
It may be mentioned that Measles is a highly contagious, serious airborne disease caused by a virus that can lead to severe complications and death. It can affect anyone but is most common in children.
Measles infects the respiratory tract and then spreads throughout the body. Symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose and a rash all over the body. Measles is one of the world’s most contagious diseases, spread by contact with infected nasal or throat secretions (coughing or sneezing) or breathing the air that was breathed by someone with measles. The virus remains active and contagious in the air or on infected surfaces for up to two hours.
Rubella is an acute, contagious viral infection. While rubella virus infection usually causes a mild fever and rash in children and adults, infection during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, can result in miscarriage, fatal death, stillbirth, or infants with congenital malformations, known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). The rubella virus is transmitted by airborne droplets when infected people sneeze or cough. Being vaccinated is the best way to prevent getting sick with measles or rubella or spreading it to other people. The vaccine is safe and helps the body fight off the virus.
In this special immunization drive, every child in the age group of 9 months to 5 years are to are to be administered with one dose of MR vaccine irrespective of previous immunization status.
The Department further requested the respective colony Chairperson, GBs, Churches, Civil Society Organization, allied Departments and the community to support for the success of the same in ensuring children are protected and kept safe from vaccine preventable diseases.
(Page News Service)

Dates and location of the Immunization session in Dimapur District

Health Unit Date of vaccination Name of Locality Location Time
SIGNAL ANGAMI SC 7 October 2023 Signal Angami A Sub Centre 10:00 AM
14 October 2023 Kevijau Living Stone School 10:00 AM
DAROGAPATHAR SC 9 October 2023 Naharbari Anganwadi Centre-A 10:00 AM
10 October 2023 Darogapathar Sub centre 10:00 AM
11 October 2023 Master Colony Nagamese Baptist Church Compound 10:00 AM
11 October 2023 Naharbari Anganwadi Centre -C 12:00 Noon
13 Octber 2023 Darogapathar Anganwadi Centre -B 10:00 AM
PURANABAZAR HWC 6 October 2023 Darogajan Anganwadi Centre 10:00 AM
7 October 2023 Padampukhri Anganwadi Centre 10:00 AM
9 October 2023 Puranabazar A Anganwadi Centre 10:00 AM
9 October 2023 Puranabazar B Anganwadi Centre 10:00 AM
UPHC DUNCAN 6 October 2023 Churches Colony Chairman Compound 10:00 AM
9 October 2023 Khermahal Colony Compound 10:00 AM
UPHC Burma Camp 6 October 2023 Mao Colony ASHA residence 9:00 AM
6 October 2023 Sangpangtu ASHA residence 9:00 AM
7 October 2023 Sumisa Council Hall 9:00 AM
7 October 2023 Paira Council Hall 9:00 AM
KUDA HWC 6 October 2023 K.Kire Colony Health and wellness centre 10:00 AM
7 October 2023 Phaipijang Community Hall 10:00 AM
7 October 2023 Lungwiram LP School 10:00 AM
9 October 2023 Master Colony Community Hall 10:00 AM
10 October 2023 D Colony Anganwadi Centre 10:00 AM
10 October 2023 Grace Colony & SP Colony Anganwadi Centre 10:00 AM
11 October 2023 Kuda B Anganwadi Centre 10:00 AM
13 October 2023 Kuda A Anganwadi Centre 10:00 AM
All children in the age group of 9 MONTHS to 5 YEARS in the mentioned areas/locality should take up the ONE dose of MR vaccine as part of the special drive.

Caregivers/Parents can in touch with the ASHA, Anganwadi Worker or ANM for further information.