Summary of current measles cases and outbreaks worldwide

Measles cases and outbreaks have been reported from the following areas:

  • Europe: Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Africa: Angola (Cuando Cubango), Somalia (South & Central), Tanzania (Zanzibar)
  • The Americas: Canada (Western), USA (Minnesota, Pennsylvania)
  • Australasia: Australia (Queensland), New Zealand (Auckland, Waikato)

Travellers should be aware that measles outbreaks can occur at any time anywhere in the world. Travellers should also realize that the highly infectious measles virus can be transmitted by an infected passenger on an airplane. Travellers should ensure 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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