Cases of measles are being reported by some European countries

In Europe, cases and outbreaks of measles are being reported by the following countries:

  • Belarus - a traveller returning to Minsk from Italy
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - outbreak in municipalities of Bugojno, Fojnica and Travnik.
  • Russia Federation - more than 3,000 cases since the beginning of 2014.
  • Sweden - 1st case is a traveller returning from Germany.
  • Kyrgyzstan - 7,000 cases reported in just the 1st 7 weeks of 2015.
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Serbia

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.

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