The region of the Americas has eliminated rubella and is close to being declared free of measles. But continued circulation of both diseases in other regions presents a risk of imported cases, especially during mass international events
Washington, D.C., 4 June 2015 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging travelers to the 2015 Americas Cup, scheduled for June 11 to July 4 in Chile, to ensure they are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, especially measles and rubella.
Intensified international travel and population movement associated with mass events increase the risk of imported cases of measles, rubella and other vaccine-preventable diseases. For this reason, PAHO/WHO is calling on travelers to make sure they are up to date on their vaccines and, if not, to get vaccinated against measles and rubella, ideally at least two weeks before traveling.
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