Oahu’s stingers; Measles case number head towards 1,000 for the USA

Hundreds of swimmers at popular Oahu beaches in Hawaii were treated for jellyfish stings last week. According to a local news source, some of the swimming spots affected were Waikiki, Ala Moana and Hanauma Bay.

MEASLES cases reported in the USA totalled 981 for the year to May 31 with more infections from the worst affected areas which included two New York City boroughs and Rockland County. Elsewhere, there are updates from Italy (most affected regions were Lazio, Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna), North Macedonia (highest incidence is registered in Skopje, Struga and Kumanovo), the  

Philippines (for the year to May 11 there have been 34,950 measles cases and 477 deaths), the Comoros Islands (three districts of Grande Comore island) and in Chad, over one-quarter of the 17,000+ cases this year have been in the capital N’Djamena. While in Vietnam, a plan is under consideration to make measles vaccinations compulsory for Hanoi’s schoolchildren after this year saw a 20-fold increase in cases compared to last year. A total of 4,000 measles cases have been reported from all but one of the country’s 63 provinces. Read more.

Affected Regions

North America

Affected Countries