More children die of measles in Uganda

Three young children have died due to a measles outbreak in the Hoima District. Five people had been hospitalised while 30 additional suspected cases have been reported. 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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