Measles is major problem in Sudan

As of 3 May, there have been at least 4,127 suspected cases of measles nationwide. There have been 35 deaths, most recently in East Darfur.


Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Complications from measles are more common in children younger than 5 years old and adults 20 years and older. 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.