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The World Health Organization is warning folks to get vaccinated earlier than going to the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer season.

“The increase in international travel and the mass movement of people during events such as the World Cup increases the risk of transmission of diseases,” reads a press launch on the web site of the Pan-American Health Organization. “It also increases the likelihood of travelers returning to their countries with diseases such as measles, which is highly contagious and can have grave consequences on the health of unvaccinated populations.”


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The organizations are urging folks to guarantee that they’re updated on measles and rubella vaccinations particularly, and if not, to get vaccinated 15 days earlier than departure.

Around a million individuals are anticipated to journey for the World Cup, PAHO notes, and 28 of the 32 collaborating international locations have reported measles instances this 12 months.

Measles outbreaks are particularly unhealthy in Eastern Europe proper now. Serbia has reported 2131 instances in 2018 to date, in accordance with the WHO, which has statistics as much as the top of April. Russia has reported 410. Italy has reported 411 instances to date this 12 months and Venezuela has reported 904 instances.

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Canada has reported 11 instances. The Canadian authorities recommends ensuring your measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and different routine vaccinations are updated when travelling to Russia. They additionally recommend you take into account Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and a variety of different photographs.

The FIFA World Cup is being held from June 14 to July 15 in Russia.

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