Measles outbreaks occur worldwide

Health authorities continue to report outbreaks of measles in many areas of the world, including Europe (Bulgaria, Italy), Asia (India), the Americas (Mexico, USA) and New Zealand.

Travellers worldwide should be aware that measles is a common illness in many countries and that the virus that causes measles is highly infectious. To avoid becoming infected while travelling, it is important to ensure that childhood vaccinations (that include measles) are up-to-date.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Measles.

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