Measles cases and deaths reported in Uganda and Pakistan

Uganda: another death due to measles brings the total to 5 for this year. So far, there have been 141 reported cases in Hoima, but there may be many more unreported cases in this on-going epidemic.

Punjab, Pakistan: 142 new cases have been reported, at least 50 of whom were reported from Lahore. The overall total for the province has reached 3,678 so far this year.

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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