Measles epidemic in Wales, UK, continues to expand

In spite of special measles vaccination clinics, the measles epidemic currently spreading across Wales has resulted in a total of 620 confirmed cases. Affected areas include Hywel Dda and Powys areas as well as Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highlycontagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time.Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measlesvirus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles,are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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