HEALTH

Blood test results are needed as measles is suspected to be the cause of the deaths in Keamari

2023-01-29
Blood test results are needed as measles is suspected to be the cause of the deaths in Keamari

 

Inhaling toxic gases from nearby factories in Ali Mohammad Goth of the Keamari district, several people, including children, died over the past few days. The Sindh health authorities hinted on Saturday that they could not "exclude measles virus as a risk factor of outbreak," but they cautioned against drawing any firm conclusions before "confirmation of blood sample" reports.

The authorities stated the goal of the exercise as being to identify cases, establish magnitude, find out associated risk factors of the cases and deaths, as well as its source, in a recent report outlining the preliminary findings of the inquiry into the incident.
According to the report, "around 40 people, or 81% of the affected people, were in the age category of less than 11 years."

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