Child dies from measles in Pangasinan, Philippines

A 2 year old child has died from measles in Pangasinan Province. At least 30 people have been hospitalized for this infection. Outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus 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.

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