Measles outbreaks reported in several countries (update)

Measles cases, deaths and outbreaks have been reported from the following countries:

United Kingdom - The Northeast region in England has reported over 100 cases, a quarter of whom have required hospitalization.

Democratic Republic of the Congo - 100 cases; 11 deaths in Djolu Health Zone in the Tshuapa District, Equateur Province.

Namibia - 30 cases in Oniipa Constituency, Oshikoto Region


  • Punjab - 4 more children have died; total deaths in province now 18

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.

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

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