Measles deaths continue in Pakistan (update)

With 10 new deaths due to measles reported in the past 2 days, the total number of children who have died from this disease in Punjab Province has reached 148. About 3 to 5 children are dying every day from measles complications since the outbreak began 1 month ago. Lahore has been severely affected. 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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