Columbia Health Institute reports 63 cases of measles in the country

This was reported by the entity on Monday, stating that 10 cases were imported by Venezuelans, 9 by Colombians and the remaining 20 without specifying.

"Since 1 March 2018 and until 22 August 2018, 3443 suspect cases have been admitted to the intensified monitoring of measles, of which 3,223 have been excluded and 63 have been confirmed," said the INS.

The department with the highest number of confirmed cases reported was Sucre with five, followed by Norte de Santander (4), Bolívar (3), Antioquia (2) and Arauca and Cauca with only one case.

Six cases were reported by cities, in Cartagena, departmental capital of Bolívar, and one in each place in Bogotá and Santa Marta.

The institute added that they are currently studying 157 suspected cases, 120 of them in Bogotá, 63 in Antioquia and 16 in Norte de Santander, bordering on Venezuela, among others.

The first case of measles in the country was reported in Medellín on 15 March, in a 14-month-old boy who arrived in Caracas two weeks earlier and who had been the first of this disease in the country since 2015. EFE


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