Travellers bring measles to Berlin, Germany

Berlin has reported a total of 347 cases of measles since the start of the year. Apparently, the virus was introduced by travellers, one from Bosnia and several from the USA.

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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