These factors increase your chance of developing measles:
- Unvaccinated or inadequately vaccinated
- Living in crowded and/or unsanitary conditions
- Traveling to less developed countries where measles is common
- Season: winter and spring
- Immunosuppressed state (eg, untreated HIV ), even if vaccinated
- Born after 1956 and never been diagnosed with measles or received a vaccine before 1968, without additional vaccination
Tell your doctor is you have any of the risk factors.
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