Third case of measles in Playa del Carmen reported

The health authorities of the state of Quintana Roo urge the general population to comply with their vaccination schemes in children, and announced that the third case of measles has been detected in the entity associated with that detected in recent days to an Austrian tourist carrier of the virus that was controlled in Playa del Carmen.

The State Secretary of Health, Alejandra Aguirre Crespo, pointed out the existence of the necessary number of reagents, in particular the Triple Viral vaccine, which should be applied to children between 1 and 6 years of age, to prevent diseases.

This third case, detected after the epidemiological surveillance protocol was put into operation, refers to a 23-year-old person living in Playa del Carmen, who had contact with the Austrian tourist who was infected with measles and was not vaccinated against this virus and refused to receive the reagent. This patient is under treatment, isolated and stable, whose case has been classified as an import partner, he said.

The first case detected in Quintana Roo occurred in Cancun during the month of June this year and was carried by an English tourist. The second was registered in August and is that of the Austrian tourist, said Dr. Aguirre Crespo. 

Souce: noticaribe

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