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Measles outbreak plausible explanation, Bateq tribe should not be blamed

Martin Vengadesan

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An outbreak of measles is a plausible explanation for the deaths of 15 Bateq villagers, but attempts to link the community’s way of life with the tragedy are not fair.

Dr Steven Chow, who visited the stricken Kampung Kuala Koh for outreach medical work on April 28, has dismissed the idea that the villagers were not keen to be vaccinated...

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