C. Fordham von Reyn, MD; Susan M. Saviteer, MD
To the Editor: In the comprehensive and excellent review by Hill and Pearson, "Health Advice for International Travel" (1), the summary table only recommends measles immunization for international travelers born after 1956 who do not have a history of immunization with live vaccine on or after age 12 months or a history of measles disease. A recent measles outbreak in New Hampshire demonstrates that this recommendation is not adequate.
In February 1988, a 15-year-old girl was seen for travel advice and immunizations before traveling to Kenya for 2 weeks. Records at the same health care facility documented receipt of live
von Reyn CF, Saviteer SM. Measles Immunization for International Travelers. Ann Intern Med. ;111:766–767. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-9-766
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(9):766-767.
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