Measures to control measles in 2 North Carolina counties, USA, are underway

Authorities are urging the local population to be sure they are adequately vaccinated against measles after detecting a small outbreak of the disease involving 8 cases, including 3 adults and 5 children, in Stokes and Orange Counties. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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