By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Two countries in the Americas have reported confirmed measles cases so far in 2021–Brazil and the United States, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).


Through September 25, Brazil has reported  552 confirmed cases, including 2 deaths in 6 federal units; and United States of America with 20 measles cases confirmed in 3 jurisdictions, including 18 cases reported among evacuees recently arriving from Afghanistan during the resettlement process.

In Brazil, Amapá state reported the most cases and the two deaths– both in children under 1-year-old with no vaccination history. Significant cases were also reported in Pará state.