Measles outbreaks reported in state of Ceará, Brazil

As many as 100 cases of measles have been reported in 8 municipalities in the state of Ceará. The affected municipalities include Fortaleza, São Luís do Curu, Maranguape, Itapajé, Horizonte, Caucaia, Aquiraz, Paracuru, Pentecoste and São Gonçalo do Amarante.

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Unvaccinated travellers often spread the disease when they return to their countries. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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