For people travelling to Ukraine for EURO 2012 as measles continue to rise

According to the Epidemiological Service, there has been a large measles outbreak  in Ukraine. At least  8756 cases have been registered from January 1 to May 1. Total number of cases of measles in 2012 is predicted to reach about 18 thousand. Measles is a dangerous respiratory infection caused by a virus that can lead to severe complications. It is highly contagious and is spread through respiration. Typical symptoms include fever, cough, running nose, red eyes and rash.

For those travelling to support their football teams in Ukraine EURO 2012, do not forget to get a vaccination first.

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