St. Lucia’s Ministry of Health, says it is closely monitoring increased cases of measles in Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean region.

That country’s Acting National Epidemiologist Dr. Michelle Francois said that while the island has been free of local transmission of measles since 1990, the Department of Health – called on St. Lucians to remain vigilant, given the travel ties with affected countries during the tourism season.

The epidemiologist also emphasized the need for the Department of Health and Wellness to enhance surveillance efforts as to ensure control of measles transmission in St. Lucia.

St. Lucia’s Department of Health and Wellness is urging St. Lucians to get vaccinated.

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