Ministry of Health confirms measles out break

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Health authorities have confirmed a measles outbreak in Gaborone, Francistown, Kweneng and the South East parts of the country.

In an interview with Mmegi, Ministry of Health principal public relations officer Doreen Motshegwa said there has been a suspected outbreak of Rubella since July.  Rubella is commonly known as German measles.

 It is an infection which primarily affects the skin and lymph nodes. It is caused by the rubella virus, which is different from the one which causes measles.

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