Measles in various countries

Sporadic cases and outbreaks of measles have been reported by the following countries (localities):

  • Brazil - major outbreak in city of Fortaleza, Ceará State
  • Pakistan - almost 10,000 cases in Multan district
  • Australia - 1 case per week in Western Australia

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Unvaccinated travellers often spread the disease when they return to their countries. 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.

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

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