First case of measles in Cambodia since 2011

In March this year, the World Health Organization's Regional Verification Commission for Measles declared that Cambodia had eliminated measles, since there were no new cases since November 2011. However, a new case of this highly infectious virus has been identified in Kratie province.

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This report illustrates that 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 infection with measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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