Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday said that a massive immunisation drive that was initiated last week in Manila and four other provincial regions is most likely to restrict the outbreak from spreading further.
"No ifs, no buts, no conditions, you just have to bring your children and trust that the vaccines ... will save your children," Duque urged the people.
"That's the absolute answer to this outbreak," Duque added.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads through sneezing, coughing and close personal contact. The complications of the disease include diarrhoea, ear infections, pneumonia and encephalitis, or the swelling of the brain, which may lead to death. (ANI)