The Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed a total of 23 suspected cases of measles that have been reported in the Omusati region. Measles is a highly contagious disease, caused by a virus and the infection is spread mainly through coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, or direct contact with infected nasal or throat secretions. According to a report from the health ministry, 14 cases were from the Outapi district at a school in Olukekete village, 8 were from Tsandi, and 1 was from the Okahao district. We contacted former Minister of Health and local health practitioner Dr. Bernard Haufiku to hear what signs people should look out for.
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