Via The Global Dispatch.com: Indonesia reports 6,300 measles cases in 2013, CDC issues travel notice. Excerpt:
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported more than 6,300 confirmed measles cases in Indonesia during 2013, from Jan.1 to Nov. 11, prompting the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a travel notice for Americans going to the Indonesian archipelago.
The federal health agency notes that in the United States, most measles cases result from international travel. In fact, this past August a US traveler returned from Indonesia with measles and spread the disease in a Texas community. In October, five Australians were diagnosed with measles after returning from Bali.
The CDC advises travelers to get vaccinated against measles. Also handwashing and general good hygiene can help protect yourself against measles.