The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement on July 19 reminding those traveling internationally to Europe and other global areas to take action to protect themselves against the measles amid outbreaks of the disease. Here is what the article covered:
Since 2016, over 14,000 cases of the measles have been reported in Europe, and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 35 people across Europe have died from the disease in the past year.
"Most measles cases in the United States are the result of international travel," said Gary Brunette, M.D., M.P.H., chief of CDC's travelers' health program. "Travelers get infected while abroad and bring the disease home. This can cause outbreaks here in the United States."
In 2017, the CDC states that the measles have been reported in the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
So, how can you protect yourself (and others) from the measles?
The Gatti Team
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