NEWS FROM BNC – A new report from the Center for Disease Control raises fears that travelers to Europe will not only bring back memories, but potentially new cases of measles.
Health experts say the region is experiencing a measles outbreak, up 300% in the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year.
The majority is in Ukraine, but high numbers have also been reported in France, Greece and Italy, putting the unvaccinated travelers at risk.
"When international travelers from the United States go abroad, like the European region, to return home, they transmit the disease to under-immunized or non-immunized people in the United States as well," warns Dr. Kristina, an infectious disease specialist at CDC. Angelo
Cases in the United States are already at their highest level since 1992.
The CDC advises travelers to be vaccinated at least four weeks before their trip and 6 to 11 months old babies to receive an extra early dose.
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