Measles - Cela, Angola

Health authorities in the Cela District, Kwanza Sul Province, have confirmed an outbreak of measles with at least 320 cases detected over the past 10 days. Nine persons have died and 170 are reported to be in serious condition.

A vaccination campaign is underway to contain the outbreak.

Travellers to this area should be aware of the risk of exposure to the highly contagious Measles virus.

Please refer to the GHNN Diseases Health Library for more information on exposure to and prevention of Measles.

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

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