Young man dies from measles in Wales

Laboratory tests have confirmed that a young man, age 25, in the Port Tennant area of Swansea, died from measles that he probably contracted from his baby daughter. Travellers should be aware that health authorities in this area of Wales have been fighting a major measles outbreak for the past several months.

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highlycontagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time.Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measlesvirus by ensuring 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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