Some measles cases reported in Moscow

Although the number of reported cases of measles in the Moscow District has decreased to 15 cases so far this year, health authorities remain concerned that there may be more spread due to the number of unvaccinated children and adults.

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Advice For Travellers

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Complications from measles are more common in children younger than 5 years old and adults 20 years and older. Unvaccinated travellers often spread the disease when they return to their countries. Travellers can reduce their risk of infection with measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.