Sporadic cases of measles and outbreaks from several countries

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

  • USA (Nebraska) - first case in 14 years in eastern part of the state.
  • Russia (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug; Tyumen) - 50 cases (34 of whom are unvaccinated children) in Tyumen
  • New Zealand (Waikato) -8 new cases (124 total so far)

Outbreaks of measles can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Unvaccinated travellers often spread the disease. 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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