Philippines health officials officially declared a measles outbreak in National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Manila on February 6. The Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau has reported nearly 200 confirmed cases through January 19 in the region.
Ukraine health officials reported an additional 3,279 measles during the fourth week of the year (1,350 adults and 1,299 children), bringing the total to 11,757 people from December 28, 2018 to January 25, 2019.
Washington Department of Health officials announced that as of Monday, January 28, there have been 36 confirmed cases and 11 suspected cases measles. That is a significant increase from Friday's reported numbers when Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency. At the time there were 26 confirmed measles cases.
The state has had 167 cases of the highly infectious virus since September, making it the worst year for measles since the 1990s.
Amid deep-rooted vaccination fears, measles makes a reappearance with thousands of cases and 22 deaths.
About 65 percent of the cases, were reported in the Analamanga region. 48 districts in Madagascar are affected by the measles epidemic during the last three months, six of which recorded more than 400 cases.
New data shows that an additional 2,652 people were diagnosed – 893 adults and 1,579 children, bringing the total for the year to 49,518.
The Philippines Department of Health reported recently that the suspected measles outbreak in the province of Sarangani affected 84 persons as of November 28, with 18 deaths.
While 34 Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) maintain their measles elimination status, endemic transmission of the virus has now been reestablished in Venezuela.
The Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported 822 cases in the 30th week of 2018, bringing the case total to 27,502 this year.