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Children advised to stay away from crowds during Children’s day

By M.ZOLJARGAL

The National Research Center for Communicable Diseases advised parents to refuse to take their children to crowded places during the Children’s Day in time of measles outbreak.
A total of 5,500 measles cases were reported a May 21, while the number of infected people has risen to 8,247 as of Wednesday, despite ongoing vaccinations against the infection.
The disease broke out in eight districts of Ulaanbaatar, and 14 provinces, including Uvurkhangai, Umnugovi, Darkhan-Uul, Dornogovi, Khuvsgul, Bulgan and Selenge.
The vaccination campaign started on May 10 and finished on May 25 nationwide, but was extended due to unsettling number of the infected.
Out of 370,000 children under the age of six in Mongolia, 80 percent have been injected with the vaccination so far. The campaign will be halted when all children below six are vaccinated.

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