First outbreak of measles in 7 years in Chelyabinsk, Russia

For the first time in 7 years, there is an outbreak of measles reported in the Chelyabinsk region. A total of 38 cases have been registered. The affected areas include the Troitskii and Kokinskoi regions and in Chelyabinsk. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. 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.

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