An outbreak of measles has been reported in Michigan’s Oakland and Wayne counties. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus that spreads from person-to-person via infected droplets. Outbreaks occur frequently in under-vaccinated populations. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and a characteristic rash. The illness can result in serious complications, particularly when very young children, the elderly or pregnant women are infected. All travelers should ensure they are fully immunized against measles.
Travelers in Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Puebla states should reconfirm the status of routes, particularly Highways 200 and 190, due to likely disruption related to a “migrant caravan.” As of Monday, March 25, around 2,500 migrants from Central America and Cuba passed Huixtla…