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Where do cases of measles that are brought into the U.S. come from?

Every year, measles is brought into the United States by unvaccinated travelers (Americans or foreign visitors) who get measles while they are in other countries. Measles can be brought into the United States from any country where the disease still occurs or where outbreaks are occurring, including countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. In recent years, many measles cases have been brought into the United States from common U.S. travel destinations, such as England, France, Germany, India and, during 2014, from the Philippines and Vietnam.

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