Major sdpread of measles in Ukraine results in almost 2,000 cases

Health officiasl have recorded dramatic increases in cases of measles in many areas of the country. To date, a total of almost 2,000 cases have been registered. The most affected areas include Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Zakarpattia, Ternopil, and Volyn. One new case was diagnosed in Kiev.

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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