More measles outbreaks in Wale, UK

A small outbreak of measles involving 12 probable cases and four confirmed cases has been reported in Swansea, Port Talbot and Haverfordwest. Two of the infected persons were hospitalised. 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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