Measles Epidemic Threatens Two Million People in Mexico City

Posted on July 25, 2011 • Filed under: Health, Mexico, TRAVEL

The head of the Epidemiology Department of Mexico’s Ministry of Health, Hugo López-Gatel, estimates that between 1.8 and 2.2 million people are at risk for measles because they have not been vaccinated, RIA Novosti reports. The country first reported the risk of an epidemic in the middle of June. On July 20, federal health authorities quarantined the Benito Juaréz district of Mexico City. López-Gatel reported that an airplane from France arrived in Mexico City on July 10 carrying a young girl infected with measles. Strict health control measures will remain in place until at least the second half of August to prevent futher infection. Read Article

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