Measles 2020

Four confirmed measles cases in PNG

This is as per the National Department of Health’s update report.

The four confirmed cases of measles are from three provinces; that is one each from Gulf and New Ireland provinces and two from the National Capital District.

According to the update, there have been no secondary cases identified to date that are linked to these solitary and unrelated cases. All cases have no travel history outside their residential areas.

These measles cases were detected using the disease surveillance system of the country and confirmed by the Central Public Health Laboratory.