Measles outbreak, Maniema Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Health authorities have reported more than 3,000 cases of measles in the past three months. While 15 deaths have been recorded at treatment facilities, many more children are suspected of dying at home due to limited access to health care.

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

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