MANGALDAN, Feb. 11 -- Three people, including infants, died of measles in the province in a span of one week last January, according to a report from the Provincial Health Office (PHO).

PHO said the victims aged eight and nine months old were residents of Barangay Lanas this town, while the 31-year-old female is from Barangay Tipor Bani.

In an interview Monday, provincial health officer Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa de Guzman said her office has recorded 122 suspected measles cases from January 1 to February 11 this year, 5.17 percent higher than the 116 cases in 2018.

De Guzman said of the total number of cases this year, 23 were confirmed to be positive with measles.

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