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CDC urges vaccination amid rise in measles cases in the US and globally

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US health officials are warning doctors about the rise in measles cases worldwide and advising families traveling to affected countries to vaccinate infants as young as 6 months before their trip. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health alert to increase awareness of measles’ international spread and urges doctors to vaccinate infants earlier if families are planning overseas travel. The CDC also highlights the lagging vaccination rates in 36 US states where less than 95% of kindergarteners have been vaccinated against measles.