Two measles outbreaks reported in Russia

Chelyabinsk Region - For the 1st time in many years, there has been an outbreak of measles that has spread throughout the Urals, especially in the city of Tomsk.
Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District - For the 1st time in 20 years, a measles outbreak with 15 cases in adults and children has occurred in the city of Gubkin.

Outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus 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.

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