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Philippines Sets Goal To Be Measles-Free By 2017

Filipino news outlets describe efforts against measles in the Philippines and a current outbreak in the capital of Manila.

Solar News: DOH sets measles-free PH by 2017
“…The Department of Health (DOH) sees a measles-free Philippines by 2017. … Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag says the World Health Organization could declare the Philippines measles free if no more than 100 measles cases are recorded in a year. A massive vaccination is set for September this year to help attain this target…” (Bonalos, 1/7).

Philippine Star: DOH exec: Measles cases in Metro Manila to rise further
“A Department of Health (DOH) official said the agency is expecting the number of measles cases in Metro Manila to increase further. Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag said for every case of measles, up to 18 other individuals can get the virus…” (Bacani, 1/7).