Measles Continues to Be Brought Into the U.S.
Measles is brought into the United States by unvaccinated U.S. residents and foreign travelers who get infected when they are in other countries. They can infect others, which can lead to outbreaks.
In 2011, there were 222 cases of measles confirmed in the United States.
This is a reminder to make sure that your vaccinations are up-to-date, including when you are preparing to travel. And, if you plan to travel abroad with an infantor young child, be sure to talk with your child's doctor about what is recommended for measles vaccination of young travelers.