Local January 25, 2012 | 1:09 pm

Verified: no more measles, rubella in the country

Santo Domingo.- The Public Health Ministry received Wednesday the final report from a multiagency commission that verified the elimination of measles and rubella, which certifies Dominican Republic, free from those two diseases.

In press conference, Public Health minister Bautista Rojas, Pan-American Health Office (OPS) representative Liliam Reneau-Vernon and the commission members said the country has controlled those diseases for more than five years.

The official revealed that the country’s last documented rubella case was in 2007 and of measles in 2001.

He said the verification process was carried out with the assistance of the OPS and the Extended Immunizations Program (PAI), and announced they’ll send the documentation to the World Health Organization in the next few days, for its final validation.

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