As the measles outbreak continues to grow in Clark County, Washington, and other cases emerge globally, Kristina Adams Waldorf, a UW Medicine obstetrician, is warning people susceptible to measles to avoid traveling to those areas.
If you have measles, you can transmit it to someone before you show any symptoms. That's why doctors are urging people to get vaccinated: to protect not only themselves but others, too.
It's still flu season, and Washington state is also now facing a measles outbreak.
Washington state is under a state of emergency as there are 35 reported cases of measles as of Jan. 27.
Late last week the FDA approved making Gardasil 9, the vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus, available to women and men up to age 45.
A study presented at a 2018 meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology looked at reasons why HPV vaccination rates differ bet