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11 Nov 2018 | 12:10 PM UTC

Poland: Measles outbreak reported in Mazovia province

Poland News Alert

Measles outbreak reported in Mazovia province; at least 17 cases confirmed as of early November

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/14/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Warsaw). COUNTRY/REGION Mazovia province

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Event

Health officials have reported an outbreak of measles in Mazovia province. According to reports, at least 17 cases have been confirmed as of early November. Polish health officials have urged citizens to ensure that they are vaccinated against the disease.

Context

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that typically affects mostly children. It is transmitted via droplets from the nose, mouth, or throat of infected persons. The disease remains one of the leading causes of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.

Symptoms of measles are usually a high fever, which begins approximately ten to 12 days after exposure to the virus and lasts four to seven days. A runny nose, a cough, red and watery eyes, and small white spots inside the cheeks can develop in the initial stage. After several days, a rash erupts, usually on the face and upper neck. Over about three days, the rash spreads, eventually reaching the hands and feet. The rash lasts for five to six days and then fades. On average, the rash occurs 14 days after exposure to the virus (within a range of seven to 18 days).

Advice

Individuals in or planning travel to Poland are advised to ensure their vaccinations are up to date and to contact their doctor with any questions or concerns. Anyone experiencing the above symptoms is urged to seek immediate medical attention.

 

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