Measles outbreaks have been reported in some states. 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 southern parts of Quebec province, including Montreal, Laval, TroisRivieres and Quebec City, should plan journeys accounting for disruption due to ongoing…