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Measles attack in Gujranwala, affects 100 children

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Pakistan, Health News : Sources added that at least 100 children have been diagnosed with measles in just three days in Gujranwala.

Several cases of the disease are being reported in the city’s hospitals. Right now at least 100 children who are affected by measles are under treatment.

Measles is caused by the measles virus, a single-stranded, negative-sense enveloped RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus within the family Paramyxoviridae. Humans are the natural hosts of the virus; no animal reservoirs are known to exist. This highly contagious virus is spread by coughing and sneezing via close personal contact or direct contact with secretions.

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