Deadly measles outbreak in Sindh, Pakistan

There are reports that at least 6 children, 4 of whom are from Naudero town, died of measles in the last 2 weeks. Authorities fear a major outbreak is underway and have requested funds for an emergency vaccination campaign. 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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