Cases and outbreaks of measles reported by USA and Philippines

Cases and outbreaks of measles are being reported by various countries.

  • USA - sporadic cases and outbreaks have been reported by the states of South Dakota (Davison County), California (Sonora and Disneyland with spread to Utah, Colorado and Washington)
  • Philippines - more than 57,500 cases last year with 110 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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