Measles outbreak in Ukraine

In anticipation of Ukraine and Poland co-hosting Euro 2012 in early summer, this article warns the global community to be aware of a measles outbreak in Ukraine.

If you plan to attend this major sporting event, or visit cities where the matches are being played, or have friends that will be attending, this warning is for you! (By the way, world travel is so prevalent among all age groups these days — two of our grandsons have already traveled internationally and they are both under 2 — whether it be for work, pleasure or missions that it’s important to note worldwide trends and epidemics…)

The article points out that “of the childhood diseases that can be prevented by vaccine, measles is the most common cause of death globally.”

So all you sports fans and mission teams, you’ve been warned.