Updated on 14 March 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their alerts for several countries on 11 March 2019 concerning measles and one for rubella (German measles) following several outbreaks. The CDC advises that travelers make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine before travel to the following countries. Links are provided for each to the CDC alert page for further information.
Alert Level 2 – Practice Enhanced Precautions
Japan – Rubella
Health officials in Japan have reported an outbreak of rubella. Most cases continue to be reported in the Kanto region (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama).
Alert Level 1 – Practice Usual Precautions
Japan - Measles
France - Measles
Philippines - Measles
Israel - Measles
Brazil - Measles
Italy - Measles
Indonesia - Measles
Also updated for Measles at Alert Level 1, but not listed: Greece, Ukraine, Romania, Kazakhstan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, England, Moldova, Colombia, Madagascar, Serbia.
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