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NIH confirms measles outbreak caused Keamari deaths

NIH confirms measles outbreak caused Keamari deaths!

The report has been prepared by the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Virology Department in Islamabad on the samples collected from Ali Mohammad Goth in Union Council-8 of Mawach Goth in Keamari district.

The report states, that of the samples taken from six individuals, four had tested positive for measles, suggesting a measles outbreak in the area.

Key findings of the report:

  • 30 samples were taken from children and adults.
  • The samples were tested for the presence of dengue, mumps, measles and rubella.
  • Of these, four children tested positive for measles while the adult tested positive for dengue.
  • The children suffering from measles were aged two, two three and six.
  • Among samples, two boys and two girls tested positive for measles.
  • The adult who tested positive for dengue was a 20-year-old female.

Hence the real cause behind the mysterious disease which claimed the lives of 20 people in a village in the Keamari District of Karachi has finally come to light!


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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