Philippines – Philippines health officials officially declared a measles outbreak in National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Manila on Wednesday. The DOH Epidemiology Bureau (DOH EB) has reported nearly 200 confirmed cases through January 19 in the region. In addition, 861 suspected cases have been reported in the Metro Manila area during the first month of the year.
Ireland – Ireland health officials declared a measles outbreak in Donegal after two confirmed cases were reported. Officials say the outbreak is linked to a third level institution in Galway.
Washington, USA – Since the beginning of the year, Clark County Public Health has reported 50 confirmed measles cases and another 11 suspect cases. Forty-eight of the cases are in children 18 years and younger and all the cases either were unvaccinated, undervaccinated or an unknown vaccination status.