The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health advisory for measles and travel this summer. The agency has advised healthcare providers to ensure that their patients are vaccinated against measles before traveling both domestically and internationally. Measles is a highly contagious virus that can cause serious complications, such as pneumonia and encephalitis. The CDC has recommended that individuals receive two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to protect against the virus. The agency also recommends that individuals monitor their health for 21 days after potential exposure to the virus. This advisory comes as there has been an increase in measles cases in the U.S. and in other countries around the world.
Today: November 30, 2023