Measles vaccination campaign started to contain the disease in Kyrgyzstan

A large measles vaccination campaign for the general public is underway in Kyrgyzstan to contain the continuing outbreak of measles that has infected at lease 11,300 people. At present, there are reports of 120-250 suspected cases every day.

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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