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Measles Cases on the Rise in Brazil: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the number of reported cases of measles on the rise in Brazil, travelers planning to visit the country for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup or other events are advised to ensure that they and their children have been adequately immunized with the Mumps-Measles-Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

The Brazilian Ministry of Health reported 201 cases of measles in 2013. That number showed a one hundred percent increase over the two cases reported in 2012.

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