Five children die in measles outbreak in South Waziristan in northern Pakistan

There are reports that five children in South Waziristan have died in a measles outbreak. Over 400 cases have been reported, and 100 of these have been hospitalised.

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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