Sporadic cases and outbreaks reported in various countries

Sporadic cases and outbreaks of measles are being reported by the following countries and localities:

  • USA - (Minnesota, Ohio, Utah)
  • Guinea - only 37 percent of children in Guinea are vaccinated against measles
  • Somalia - 1,350 suspected cases of measles in March and April, especially in Bari, Nugaal, Mudug, Banadir and Lower Juba
  • China - 35,677 measles cases during the 1st 5 months of this year
  • Taiwan
  • Australia - (Queensland imported from Papua New Guinea)
  • New Zealand - (North Island, Waikato District)

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. 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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Measles.

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