Measles can be prevented with the MMR vaccine, like the one shown here Dec. 17, 2017. COURTESY OF THE U.S. ARMY
Measles can be prevented with the MMR vaccine, like the one shown here Dec. 17, 2017. COURTESY OF THE U.S. ARMY

Measles case at airport near Tokyo spurs warning from US Forces Japan

by Christian Lopez
Stars and Stripes

Anyone who traveled through Terminal 2 at Narita International Airport in Tokyo on April 22, 24 and 26 and is not vaccinated against measles should get to their primary care provider or local immunization clinic, according to a Facebook post by U.S. Forces Japan.

An airport employee may have exposed travelers to the disease on those days, the Wednesday message said. American Forces Network Pacific is running a similar public service announcement.

So far, however, so good.

“There have been no confirmed cases on U.S. bases,” Capt. Michel Balihe, an Air Force public health officer at Yokota told Stars and Stripes on Monday.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.579869

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