RANE Advisory

Measles: Precautions for Travelers in the U.S. and Abroad

The number of confirmed measles cases in the United States reached 971 in 26 states so far in 2019 — the highest level in 25 years — a number certain to increase throughout the year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two major outbreaks are underway in New York City and nearby Rockland County, with other cases in California, Michigan, New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Infections in the U.S. have been linked to pockets of unvaccinated groups, such as the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, and to international travelers. To date, the CDC has issued travel notices for Israel, Ukraine, Japan, Brazil, and the Philippines. RANE recently spoke with Dr. William Lang of Command Consulting Group and Dr. Christopher Sidford of Black Bag for an overview of what steps travelers should take to stay safe in the U.S. and abroad.

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