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Measles imported cases in Santa Catarina, Brazil - Vol. 1, No. 25—24 December 2003 Measles imported cases in Santa Catarina, Brazil - Vol. 1, No. 25—24 December 2003

During epidemiological week (EW) 51 (14th-20th December, 2003), Brazil's Health Surveillance Secretariat (Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde, SVS) reported two cases of measles from Blumenau, Santa Catarina.

9 February 2015: Epidemiological Alert – Measles outbreaks and implications for the Americas 9 February 2015: Epidemiological Alert – Measles outbreaks and implications for the Americas

Epidemiological Alerts and Updates

The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States, to strengthen surveillance activities and take appropriate measures to protect residents in the Americas against measles and rubella.

28 April 2011: Measles or Rubella – recommendations to the travelers 28 April 2011: Measles or Rubella – recommendations to the travelers

Epidemiological AlertsPAHO also recommends that any resident of the Americas planning to travel to other regions of the world should be protected against measles and rubella prior to departing on their trip. Travelers who have not been vaccinated against measles and rubella are at risk of contracting these diseases when visiting countries where the viruses are currently circulating. Special efforts should be made to ensure vaccination for women of childbearing age in order to prevent possible infections caused by the rubella virus during pregnancy.

2 September 2010: Measles – situation in the americas 2 September 2010: Measles – situation in the americas

Epidemiological AlertsDuring this year, measles cases, imported and imported related, have been registered in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the United States, and French Guyana. From January to 21 August, 2010, 143 confirmed measles cases have been registered, 40 of which were imported, 37 imported-related, and 66 which are still under investigation or whose source of infection is unknown.

1 July 2013: Risk of measles or rubella infection – information for International travelers 1 July 2013: Risk of measles or rubella infection – information for International travelers

Epidemiological AlertsThe Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) urges all Member States to strengthen their international travel advisories so that they are protected against measles and rubella prior to departure. This recommendation applies to both incoming travelers and for those traveling outbound of this Region.

 

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