Two more measles deaths in Miransha, North Waziristan, Pakistan

Two infants have died in North Waziristan due to pneumonia caused by measles. These deaths bring the total number of reported measles deaths to 18 since April. Measles is reported to be widespread among the children in this area.

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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