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Measles Prophylaxis for International Travel

David R. Hill, MD; and Richard D. Pearson, MD
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Requests for Reprints: Richard D. Pearson, MD, Box 485, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908.


University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, ConnecticutUniversity of Virginia Health Sciences Center
Charlottesville, Virginia


Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(9):699-701. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-9-699
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The introduction of measles (rubeola) vaccine in 1963 and the development of programs to eliminate indigenous measles transmission in the United States have resulted in a 98% to 99% reduction in the annual number of cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control (1, 2). From 1981 to 1988 the number of cases of measles in the United States was relatively stable, ranging from a low of 1497 cases in 1983 to a high of 6282 in 1986 (1). In the first half of 1989, however, the number of cases exceeded 7000 (3). Outbreaks of measles, some related to international

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