Measles cases widespread in several areas of Ghana

In the past week, a total of 44 suspected measles cases were reported from 23 districts, including Hoima, Buikwe, Ntungamo, Wakiso, Luweero, Masaka, Mubende, Kyenjojo, Mbarara, Kampala. Last year, nearly all districts (90 percent) in the country reported outbreaks of measles. Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. 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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