Measles cases are increasing in Ceará, Brazil

More measles cases are being reported in the state of Ceará. In one week, 49 cases were reported, bringing the total for the year to 356 cases (more than for all of last year). The most affected municipalities include Massapê, Uruburetama and Sobral.

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.

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