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PSMID shares four ways to prevent measles

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 07:27 PM February 07, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — With the measles outbreak in Metro Manila, the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) has shared with the public four ways to prevent the spread of the contagious disease.

The organization advised the public to keep vaccinations up-to-date, and more specifically to opt for the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine for those who can receive live virus vaccines.

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The PSMID, however, noted that pregnant women and patients with low immunity must consult their doctors for vaccinations as they cannot receive live virus vaccination such as the MMR vaccine.

The organization also urged frequent hand washing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

It likewise instructed the public to practice “good cough etiquette” by covering the mouth with a handkerchief or shirtsleeve or by wearing a protective mask.

Lastly, the PSMID advised sick people to stay home.

Meanwhile, the agency warned that measles may create complications such as pneumonia and diarrhea, especially in children, persons with low immunity, and pregnant women.

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The PSMID also said that those with symptoms similar to measles such as fever, rash, cough, and conjunctivitis must stay home or see a doctor. /ee

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