Major measles outbreak in Kebi State, Nigeria

Nineteen children have died from measles in the current epidemic in Kebbi state. So far, a total of 2,375 cases of measles have been reported from 13 local government areas. 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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