Measles outbreak declared in Olongapo City, Philippines

Health authorities have declared an outbreak of measles in Olongapo City. So far, 63 cases have been identified in just the past 14 days. Outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. 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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