Measles transmission continues in Ceará, Brazil

So far this year, there have been 164 reported cases of measles across the state. Included in this number are 20 new cases since the end of May and 3 more since the end of June. Transmission of this virus has been continuing during the last 19 months especially in the municipalities of Fortaleza and Caucaia.

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Advice For Travellers

Although the risk for the general traveller is low, Sitata wishes to remind travellers that outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Complications from measles are more common in children younger than 5 years old and adults 20 years and older. Unvaccinated travellers often spread the disease when they return to their countries. Travellers can reduce their risk of infection with measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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