Measles cases, deaths and outbreaks have been reported from multiple countries (update)

Measles cases, outbreaks and deaths have been reported from the following countries:

United Kingdom

  • Lancashire - 40 cases of measles have been confirmed in Morecambe and Heysham.
  • Yorkshire - 2 cases of measles were discovered at a Middlesborough hospital.

Somaliland - 52 measles cases reported in an outbreak in the Marodi Jeh region last week

Pakistan - widespread outbreaks

  • Punjab - 11 children die of measles
  • Sindh - more than 410 children die of measles

USA

  • Florida - 4 cases reported in Orange County

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.

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

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