• February 18, 2015According to the World Health Organization, about 17,267 suspected measles cases, including 5,568 confirmed cases and 2 measles deaths, were reported in Vietnam as of December 20, 2014. CDC recommends that travelers to Vietnam protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles, particularly infants 6–11 months of age (1 dose of measles vaccine) and children 12 months of age or older (2 doses of measles vaccine). 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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