Large measles outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo

During the last six months, the on-going measles outbreak has resulted in 6,524 registered measles cases and 33 deaths. However, due to incomplete reporting, other non-official sources have suggested that the total is around 21,000 cases.

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

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