Dr Daniel Iya, the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health, says the state has recorded five cases of measles. Iya disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia on efforts at curbing communicable diseases.
He said efforts would be intensified to prevent outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in the state. Iya said that there was no reported case of death from the outbreak of CSM.
“We have high coverage of immunisation based on data collected and now getting information about measles outbreak not being documented shows there is a problem,” he said.
He said the ministry had begun investigation to ascertain what could be responsible, saying breakage in the ‘cold chain’ facility for the vaccine reduces its potency, given the challenges of power supply for its management.