2nd outbreak of measles in Astrakhan Oblast, Russia

At least 28 people have been reported with measles in an educational institution in the Astrakhan Oblast. Some of the cases have been hospitalized. This is the 2nd outbreak of this infection in this area in recent years. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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