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Measles outbreak continues in Berlin, Germany

The worst outbreak of measles in the past 10 years that began in October last year continues in Berlin. So far, there have been approximately 1,000 reported cases, of whom one quarter have required hospitalization. About 45 new cases are occurring every week.

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.

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