CDC Is Sending Out New “Health Alert” Regarding Measles Vaccination

CDC Is Sending Out New “Health Alert” Regarding Measles Vaccination

It’s been just reported that the CDC sent out a health alert about measles vaccination. Check out the latest reports about this below.

CDC on measles vaccination

According to the latest reports, the US CDC is sending out a health alert due to what they call an increase in global and US measles cases.

They say that health providers should be able to ensure that international travelers are vaccinated.

Out of the 58 cases that have been reported across the United States in 2024, approximately 93 percent are linked to international travel, according to the CDC’s report on Monday.

It also added that most of these cases are observed in children aged 12 months and above, who have not received measles vaccination.

“To prevent measles infection and reduce the risk of community transmission from importation, all U.S. residents traveling internationally, regardless of destination, should be current on their MMR vaccinations,” the CDC said, referring to the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine that is commonly administered across the world.

“Many countries, including travel destinations such as Austria, the Philippines, Romania, and the United Kingdom, are experiencing measles outbreaks,” the agency also warned.

But due to “currently high population immunity against measles in most U.S. communities, the risk of widescale spread is low,” the health alert said. “However, pockets of low coverage leave some communities at higher risk for outbreaks.”

The agency advised parents to consult a healthcare provider before traveling outside the United States to ensure they received the MMR vaccine at least two weeks before.

There have been multiple outbreaks of a contagious virus reported in several areas of the United States, including a Chicago shelter holding illegal immigrants earlier this month. According to officials, ten cases were linked to the shelter.

The CDC has sent a team to investigate the situation and take measures to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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