Increases in measles cases reported in Yunnan Province, China

Compared to the same time period last year, there has been a dramatic increase in measles cases in the province. So far, a total of 295 cases have been registered. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highlycontagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time.Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measlesvirus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles,are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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