Measles problem from 2014 continues into 2015 in the state of Ceará, Brazil

With 13 new cases of measles reported in the first month of this year, control and elimination of this infection remains a problem in Ceará. The municipalities with the most cases include Fortaleza and Caucaia.

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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