Health authorities activated an epidemiological surveillance and control protocol, after confirming a case of measles in Mexico City, in a child under 11 months of age, resident of the State of Mexico.
However, the Ministry of Health stated that the risk of spread to the population where the child resides is low. «There is no epidemiological alert situation,» he said.
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The Directorate-General for Epidemiology also reported the follow-up to 53 people who came into contact with the girl, although «none of them have manifested symptoms of measles».
The epidemiological study, according to the Ministry of Health, found that the likely source of infection «was contact with some infectious case during a massive event where the child was alongside people from abroad,» possibly between July 15 and 25.
So far, 53 contacts have been identified in total: 14 in Ecatepec, State of Mexico; nine inside the home and nine relatives, who have no symptoms and have been vaccinated before.
Meanwhile, the other 39 are at the Juarez Hospital in Mexico.
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All, according to health authorities, are monitored for 21 days from contact with the child, which will end on 15 August.
Until last March, measles vaccination coverage in Ecatepec, in the 1-year-old group, is 92.2% and in municipal coordination where the case is located is 94% in the 1-year-old group, the secretariat said in a statement.
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