Measles cases increasing rapidly in northeast region of England

A total of 115 confirmed and 108 suspected measles cases have been reported in the region. In just the last week, there were 11 confirmed and 15 suspected cases. The most affected areas include County Durham and Darlington, as well as Teesside. 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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