Ongoing measles problem in Brazil

Measles has been occurring sporadically in Pernambuco (224 total cases in 24 municipalities) and Ceará (718 cases in 31 municipalities) continuously since early 2013.

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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