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Today’s Infectious Disease News (9/8/19)

Gen X’ers and Older Millenials May Benefit From a Second Measles Shot When Traveling Abroad

The CDC recommends that those who were born in the 1970s or 1980s and are visiting a region experiencing a measles outbreak get tested to see if they’re still immune. Because immunization guidelines did not recommend 2 doses until 1989, some people in this age group may benefit from a second shot. Most outbreaks that occur in the United States in recent years originate abroad.

Full Story: NPR



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