Via The Global Dispatch, a March 4 report: CDC issues travel notice for the Philippines due to measles outbreak. Excerpt:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice today for travelers to the Philippines in light of the measles outbreak on the archipelago.
The CDC notes that the Department of Health of the Philippines has reported 1,163 cases of measles and a number of measles deaths in the country from January 1 through January 11, 2014.
Most of the cases are from the Metropolitan Manila, Calabarzon, and Central Luzon. Countries reporting cases in travelers returning from the Philippines include Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and United States.
In fact, NBC news reported Monday that of the 54 confirmed measles cases reported in the US so far in 2014, at least a dozen of them had recently traveled to the Philippines.