Deadly measles outbreak in Kaduna State, Nigeria

There have been at least 1,000 measles cases reported along with 40 deaths in children in a new outbreak of the disease in 23 local government areas in northwest Nigeria's Kaduna State. 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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