Ropa says an outbreak can occur anywhere in the country.
“And it can be huge and devastating. We can have deaths and problems with our health system to cope with it,” he said.
His advice is for parents to take responsibility and bring their children to the nearest clinic for vaccination or inspection at the earliest show of measles.
“Vaccines are free and available,” he said.
He said the symptoms include fever and rash, and sometimes running nose and cough.