Health Department Reports Outbreak of Measles Cases in Brooklyn

An outbreak of measles in six children in Brooklyn, New York, serves as a reminder to all travellers that measles outbreaks can occur almost anywhere in the world at any time. The measles virus is highly contagious, and casual contact near an infected persons may result in transmission of the virus in the absence of previous vaccination. Travellers are advised to ensure that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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