Measles Update

Recent Outbreak Information

France and Europe

In France, more than 7,500 cases have been reported from January through March 2011 (as of April 19, 2011).

Cases have been reported from 38 countries across the region, including outbreaks in Spain, Serbia, Macedonia, and Turkey, among others. More than 10,000 cases and 4 deaths have been reported from countries in the European Economic Area (as of May 12, 2011).

Africa

Nigeria: 29,871 suspected cases in 2011, 122 deaths so far in 2011 (as of April 22, 2011). The state of Bauchi has been most affected, with 17,300 cases, although a total of 22 states in the country have reported measles activity.

The Democratic Republic of Congo has also reported heightened measles activity since August 2010. In January and February 2011, more than 16,000 suspected cases and 107 deaths were reported.

Taken from http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/in-the-news/measles.htm

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