Explosion of measles cases in Sudan

The total number of reported measles cases is now more than 4,500, an increase of approximately 4,000 cases in the month of May. There have been 38 deaths. Authorities are planning an extensive measles vaccination campaign for the 22 affected localities in North, South, East and Central Darfur states.

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Advice For Travellers

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Complications from measles are more common in children younger than 5 years old and adults 20 years and older. Unvaccinated travellers often spread the disease when they return to their countries. 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.