Major measles outbreak in Yen Bai province, Vietnam

In the past 2 days, 50 patients with measles were admitted to the local hospital in the village of Cat Thinh. Outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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