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Report Examines Importation Of Measles Into U.S., Highlights Need For Support Of Global Measles Elimination Efforts

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Vaccination before travel, support for global measles control needed to protect U.S. gains against the disease, study finds
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a report on the international importation of measles into the U.S. after it was declared eliminated in 2000. Barton notes, “In addition to underscoring the need to follow [the CDC guideline recommending that all U.S. residents be vaccinated with two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine], the authors [of the report write that] the findings highlight the need for strong support for global measles elimination efforts” (12/11).