Epidemiological Update: Measles - 16 November 2020

In 2020, between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 41, 9 countries in the Region of the Americas have reported a total of 8,479 confirmed cases of measles, including 8 deaths: Argentina (61 cases including 1 death), Bolivia (2 cases), Brazil (8,202 cases including 7 deaths), Canada (1 case), Chile (2 cases), Colombia (1 case), Mexico (196 cases), the United States of America (12 cases), and Uruguay (2 cases). Currently, only Brazil is reporting active outbreaks of measles, however, this event constitutes a hazard for other countries and territories in the Region of the Americas.