According to The Ministry of Health of Belize as of 1 January to 18 June, 2019, a total of 1,722 cases of measles have been reported in 13 countries of the Region of the Americas: Argentina (5 cases), the Bahamas (1 case), Brazil (122 cases), Canada (65 cases), Chile (4 cases), Colombia (125 cases), Costa Rica (10 cases), Cuba (1 case), the United States of America (1,044 cases), Mexico (2 cases), Peru (2 cases), Uruguay (9 cases) and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (332 cases). No fatal cases have been reported in the same period.
In Belize, no case of measles has been reported since 1981. Between January and May 2019 a total of 18 samples were sent to Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad to test for measles. All results negative.
Unvaccinated International travelers are reminded to get vaccinated at least two weeks before travel.
Be reminded that vaccines are available at all public health centers at no cost!
The Ministry of Health vaccine activities continue countrywide.