Measles - Phillipines

Health authorities are reporting two outbreaks of measles in different areas. The first involves South Cotabato where a total of 7 positive cases were reported. Three of the cases were confirmed in Tampakan town and 2 were from Polomolok town and Koronadal City, respectively.

The second outbreak is located in Lagonglong, in Misamis Oriental, where a total of 8 cases are reported to have measles.

Travellers to these areas should be aware of the risk of exposure to measles and ensure that their childhood vaccinations are up-to-date.

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

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