Measles cases now in several other states

Health agencies have confirmed measles outbreaks in Pennsylvania – 8 cases- and Washington – 6 cases. There are also suspected cases in New Jersey, Virginia, and Delaware.

The CDC advises that since the United States has a high measles vaccination rate, most measles cases are coming in from international travellers.

More vaccine-derived polio cases

 Indonesia’s health ministry reported two more cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases, raising its total since October 2022 to six. In Africa, Guinea, Mozambique, Manica and Nigeria also reported new cases of vaccine-derived polio virus.

Warning – Meningococcal B case confirmed in Victoria

A young man complaining of a sore throat progressed to vomiting and severe headaches. Within 2 days he was hospitalised and placed in a coma, diagnosed with Meningococcal B, a bacterial disease.