Huge death toll due to measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

According to officials of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs, over 1,100 children have died from measles during the current outbreak that began early this year. A total of 115,600 cases have been reported.

Travellers to this country should be aware of the high risk of exposure to the highly infectious measles virus and ensure that their childhood vaccinations are up-to-date.

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