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March 20, 2019

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IDSA & ID in the News

The New York Times spoke with IDSA spokesperson Matthew Zahn, MD on recent concerns that have been raised over the connection between travel and the rise in measles outbreaks.

“On a plane that carries a contagious traveler, the other people most vulnerable are those who are too young to be vaccinated, who have opted out of getting a vaccine for personal reasons, and the 3 percent to 5 percent of the population who have compromised immune systems because of cancer, advanced rheumatoid arthritis treatments, and other causes,” Dr. Zahn told The NY Times. “They may not be eligible to receive the MMR vaccine, a live vaccine which protects against measles, mumps and rubella.”

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