Measles Outbreak in Chad Continues - Latest Information

Measles continues to spread in Chad at epidemic levels. Since the beginning of this year, a total of almost 25,600 suspected cases and 255 deaths have been reported. The districts of Am Timan, N’Djamena East, N’Djamena South, Bongor, Moundou Bousso and N’Djamena Centre have all reported more than 1,000 cases.

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Advice For Travellers

Sporadic cases and outbreaks are often reported by many countries. All travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers who have been vaccinated are rarely infected while persons who have not been immunized may be at high risk. 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.