Measles virus outbreak in district Karak, KP, Pakistan
Saqib Younas, Hameed Ur Rehman, Amir Saleem, Bushra Walayat, Syed Ahson Naveed, Bakhtawar Usman, Rabail Farooq and Afzal Ahmad
The present study was conducted to know the commonest age group, vaccination status, nutritional status and main complications in children admitted with measlesin 14 different union councils of district Karak from 25-Feb-17 to 22-May-17. In this descriptive study, 170 patients (6months to 9 years of age), with clinical diagnosis of Measles i.e. high grade fever, maculopapular rash, coryza, cough and conjunctivitis with its complications were included. Immunization status of the patients was checked by examining the EPI card where available or parental inquiry if EPIcard was not available. Out of these 170 patients only 74(43.6%) were positive with measles in which males were 41(55.4%) and 33(44.6%) were females. Maximum number of children who had measles was between 6 months to 3 years of age, followed by 3-4 years. 12 children were under one year of age, and 34 children were between 1-3 years of age. Only 25 children were between 4-6 years of age and 3 children’s were between 7-9 years of age. Out of 74 outbreaks there are 13(17.5%) vaccinated male and 13(17.5%) vaccinated female, and the unvaccinated male are 27(36.5%) and unvaccinated female are 21(28.5%).