The measles outbreak is getting worse, a local doctor has warned.
In Honiara and Guadalcanal, cases have risen beyond 200 cases.
Dr Pedical Togamae of the National Referral Hospital, Friday, posted a warning on Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) facebook page to remind the public of the severity of the outbreak.
He reminded the public not to walk around the hospital’s Outpatients Department.
He added the situation has led to overcrowding at the hospital.
“Members, measles is now getting worse,” he wrote.
“Adults were now badly hit by this virus now. Please don’t come and mess around the Hospital outpatient area.
“We are having cases where we cannot isolate them because of lack of space. Do take care!”
Measles is an infectious disease. Complications could make a person very sick.
Symptoms include high fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and sore red eyes.
Take your child aged 6 months to 4 years and 11 months to a health clinic for a measles vaccination.
If your child is aged 1 year to 4 years and 11 months and has had one measles vaccine already, return for a second dose.
The vaccine is safe, free and will protect your child against measles.
BY CHARLEY PIRINGI