by Mark Albert
WASHINGTON (TVR) – Despite a spike in measles cases in Europe, a majority of Americans surveyed who traveled overseas skipped the widely-available MMR vaccine, putting others at risk, health experts warn.
“Most measles cases in the United States are the result of international travel,” Dr. Gary Brunette, at the Centers for Disease Control explained in a statement.
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“Travelers get infected while abroad and bring the disease home. This can cause outbreaks here in the United States,” Dr. Brunette said.
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