Measles in the USA
20 Sep 2017
The United States has recorded 118 cases of measles from 1 January to 12 August 2017. Cases have been seen in 14 states: California, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey.
Advice for Travellers
Travel may increase an individual’s risk of exposure to measles virus, and facilitate the spread of disease to unvaccinated and susceptible populations. Two doses of MMR vaccine, at least one month apart, are required to give adequate protection.
It should be confirmed that children have received their recommended doses of MMR at 12-13 months of age and again pre-school around 3 years 4 months. Unvaccinated adults who have not had measles themselves should seek advice from a healthcare professional regarding measles vaccination.
For further information see Measles.