Measles - Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Health officials have initiated a large scale measles vaccination campaigh to contain an outbreak of measles that began in late January in Katanga Province. To date, 3,885 cases in Likasi district were identified, along with 31 deaths.

Travellers to this region should be aware of the risk of exposure to measles and ensure that their childhood vaccinations are up to date.

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

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