Measles outbreak reported in Bavaria

The Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety(LGL) and the Health Office in Munich have reported an outbreak of measles affecting almost 60 people, mostly unvaccinated teenagers and young adults. The outbreak began in early April and has affected the government districts of Upper Bavaria and Swabia, including Augsburg, Donau-Ries, Oak Ried and Freising. This past week, there were 16 new cases reported in Munich.

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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