Measles outbreak in 6 communities in Chanchaga Local Government Area, Niger State, Nigeria

At least 10 children have been hospitalised in an outbreak of measles involving 6 communities in the Chanchaga Local Government Area. The total number of cases is not reported. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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