13-day-old baby youngest measles fatality in Bicol

February 25, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY-  Albay provincial health officer Dr. Antonio Lodovice yesterday said that a 13-day-old infant was the youngest measles  fatality in Bicol.

Lodovice said the youngest measles victim died last February 17 at the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital.

He said measles cases in Albay rose to over 55, with most of the cases (14), were recorded in the town of Pio Duran.

Lodovice said the provincial government is conducting vaccination to children in every village to prevent the spread of measles.