Measles outbreaks in Nigeria and Liberia

Both Nigeria and Liberia are reporting major outbreaks of measles. In Nigeria, villages in Jigawa (Kanawa, Kagadawa and Garu) have reported cases along with 3 deaths in children. In Liberia, measles cases are reported across Margibi County. One child has died.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers 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.

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