Cases and outbreaks of measles reported by various countries

Cases and outbreaks of measles are being reported from the following countries

  • USA (Kansas, Ohio, Washington) - nationwide, the number of reported cases is the highest in the past 14 years. Travellers (mainly Americans) have initiated small outbreaks when returning with the infection from overseas.
  • Russia (Omsk Region)
  • Iraq (Ambar)
  • Micronesia (Pohnpei)
  • Philippines (Sarangani Province)
  • Australia (Queensland) - 2 returning travellers from Papua New Guinea
  • New Zealand (Waikato)

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. 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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