Deadly measles epidemic continues in Sindh Province, Pakistan

The Sindh Health Minister has confirmed that at least 11 children have died due to measles since the beginning of 2013. A total of 1,537 new positive cases were reported over the last 10 days. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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