BAHAWALPUR - District Health Officer Dr Saeed Asghar has refuted a news item appeared in a section of the media regarding outbreak of measles in Ahmedpur East.

He said that no case of the disease had been observed at Noushehra Jadid.

He added that a special team was sent there to carry out medical check-up of 40 suspected patients of the said village.

He added that only three children were found victim of a skin disease.

Their samples, he said, had been sent to to Islamabad for laboratory tests while all the local children had been vaccinated against measles and other seasonal diseases.