Measles in the United States – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Health experts are recommending that college and other students, health care personnel and anyone traveling internationally should have two appropriately spaced doses of vaccines. Dr. Anthony Fauci at NIH say, with the summer travel season starting, travelers may bring back infection with measles, rather than proper souvenirs.
Fauci: So it isn’t just someone going to a country, getting infected with measles, coming back, and that’s it. That person can infect people who for one reason or other were not vaccinated even though they never left the United States.
Narrator: Measles is an infectious disease caused by a virus. For details on incidence and vacination, visit www.cdc.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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