Two more children die of measles in Lahore; death toll reaches 186


LAHORE: At least two more children, hailing from Bahawalnagar, died of measles in the city, taking the overall death toll in Punjab to 186.

According to health department, as many as 104 cases of the disease have been reported across the province.

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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