Triple the number of measles infections in Malaysia

There have been 37 outbreaks of measles this year across the nation. The actual number of cases has also risen to 602 reported cases. This is three times the number of outbreaks compared to last year.

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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.

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