Measles cases and outbreaks in several countries

Measles cases and outbreaks are being reported by the following countries:

  • South Sudan (Maban County) - at least 20 cases; vaccination program started
  • Egypt (Siwa Oasis) -a total of 1,356 cases nationwide, with 8 deaths this year; current outbreak in Siwa
  • USA - Michigan (Grand Traverse County) 2 adults returning from Philippines; New Mexico (Rio Arriba County)

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Unvaccinated travellers often spread the disease when they return to their countries. 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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Measles.

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