Six children die of measles in Mohmand
[Dawn] Six children died and several others were hospitalised as measles broke out in remote areas of Ambar tehsil of Mohmand
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
In the Loya Shah village of Ambar tehsil, 60km from agency headquarters Ghalanai, two children of Maulana Mohammad Khan fell victim to the deadly disease, as the epidemic attained alarming proportions, a local Mushtaq told Dawn on phone.
He said that four more children died and over dozen others were hospitalised in Guhmbati, Shah Jee Kore, Soor Tangi, Bakhmal Shah, Musa Kore, Koat Miangan, Kario Kore and other remote areas of the tehsil.
Agency surgeon Dr Farooq Shah told Dawn that the health department would send medical teams and medicines to the affected areas to curb the disease.
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