Lebanon News

Chickenpox outbreak hits Syrian refugees in south Lebanon

Chickenpox among Syrian refugees at a camp in the southern city of Sidon, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

SIDON, Lebanon: About 100 cases of chicken pox have been detected among Syrian refugees sheltering in the southern city of Sidon.

Medical teams headed to the refugee site on Sidon’s entrance to check the cases, while a decision was made to shut down a school established inside the center.

All the chicken pox cases that were found in the center hosting around 900 people were documented and forwarded to the Health Ministry.





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