Measles confirmed among children in Kathmandu’s Gokarneswar
KATHMANDU: Measles infection has been reported among children in Gokarneswar Municipality of Kathmandu.
Measles has been confirmed in four students of a school operated by a monastery in Ward-9 Arubari of the Municipality.
According to Hari Upadhyay, the health coordinator of the Municipality, the infection was confirmed in four out of the five children whose blood samples were taken.
He said as many as 15-16 children of that school have shown symptoms of measles.
“We have isolated the children who have shown symptoms,” he said.
The government has set a goal to eradicate measles from Nepal by 2023.
However, every year measles outbreaks in different parts of the country have added to the challenge of reaching the target.
Last January, measles spread as an epidemic in Banke.