SOMALIA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOMALIA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) In Somalia, a wives’ tale spreads measles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58055498-68/measles-disease-somalia-cases.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58055498-68/measles-disease-somalia-cases.html.csp">In Somalia, a wives’ tale spreads measles</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ABDI GULED</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T18:10:34.418-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 06:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mogadishu, Somalia • Somalia • Hawa Nor carried her visibly weakened son into the hospital’s isolation ward. Like many sick children here, the 7-year-old boy is likely a victim of an old Somali wives’ tale: A child with measles should be kept inside, and away from the doctor, for a week. Abdullahi Hassan labored to breathe, and his eyesight is deteriorating. “Even though we kept him at home for a week, he’s getting weaker,” Nor tells the pediatrician. Somalia is suffering from an outbreak of me...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580554982014-06-11T18:10:34.418-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-11T18:10:34.418-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58055498@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:10:34 MDT