Cases and outbreaks of Measles

Sporadic cases and outbreaks of measles are being reported by the following countries (localities):

  • Nigeria (Bayelsa)
  • Philippines (Central Visayas) -1,387 cases with 7 deaths

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Unvaccinated travellers often spread the disease when they return to their countries. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Measles.

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