Officials with the Okinawa Prefectural Government reported Thursday that there are a total of 65 people who contracted the measles since the outbreak started on March 20, 2018.
This has prompted tourism officials to advise travelers to ensure they are vaccinated against measles–“If you plan to visit Okinawa, we recommend you to get the vaccination before your travel. Please also consider taking out travel insurance in order to enjoy your travel without anxiety.”
Symptoms of measles include fever, and rash, but the disease can trigger complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis, etc.
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