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CDC Travel Notices - Measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

Key Points

  • There is an outbreak of measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Travelers to Democratic Republic of the Congo should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.

What is the current situation?

Health officials in Democratic Republic of the Congo have reported an outbreak of measles.

What can travelers do to protect themselves?

  1. Make sure you have already been vaccinated or get fully vaccinated before leaving the United States:
    • Infants (6 through 11 months of age) should have 1 dose of MMR vaccine.
    • Adults and children over 1 year of age should have 2 doses of MMR vaccine separated by at least 28 days.
  1. Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Learn more about preventing measles and what to do if you think you have it on the measles page for travelers.

What can clinicians do?

Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internationally.

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