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US issues health alert vs measles in PH

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The United States government has advised its nationals in the Philippines to take precautions against measles, especially during the hot months.

In a health alert dated April 13, the US Embassy in Manila advised US citizens staying in or traveling to the Philippines to make sure they are vaccinated.

“Health officials in the Philippines have reported an outbreak of measles throughout the country,” it said.

US citizens should particularly be vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine, it said (https://ph.usembassy.gov/health-alert-u-s-embassy-manila-april-13-2018/).

Also, it advised US nationals to “avoid contact with people who are sick.”

The embassy said it can be reached at +63 (2) 301-2000 or email at ACSInfoManila@state.gov.

US nationals may also contact the State Department – Consular Affairs at 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444.