Deadly measles epidemic reported in Nizi, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo

More than 500 cases of measles, including 9 deaths, were reported in the area of Nizi since last May. More than 350 people were infected in July alone.

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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