Cambodia May Soon Become Measles-Free

Cambodia May Soon Become Measles-FreeA recent report showed what the World Health Organization (WHO) and Cambodia's Health Ministry had to say about the dithering scar of measles. It has been made clear during a joint statement that Cambodia is quite close to be completely wiped off from measles with the help of National Immunization Program.

The statement said: "This is a dramatic reduction from 2011 when over 700 cases of measles in children were reported and 2008 when there were over 1, 800 cases". It was in the year 2011 that the last case of the measles was reported from Kampong Speu province.

It's indeed worth appreciating that there has been no measles case reported from over a year from Cambodia, which in itself is showing that Cambodia is surely heading to become a measles-free nation. It has been known how the disease causes serious illness and can even instigate complications like pneumonia, diarrhea and blindness.

Nonetheless, there are still efforts made to reach out to those children and mothers who are yet to receive immunizations services. It was in the year 1948 that the efforts were started with inclusion of the first dose of measles vaccine to toddlers of nine months of age, and since then, there has been no dearth in moves in the same direction.