China: Measles Press Release

04/16/2004

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a press release about the recent measles outbreak in China.

The CDC is recommending a temporary suspension of adoptions for children from the Zhuzhou Child Welfare Institute in the Hunan Province of China.

They suggest that “prospective adoptive parents traveling internationally to adopt children and their household contacts should ensure that they have a history of natural disease or have been vaccinated according to guidelines of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Prospective parents of international adoptees from China should stay informed as more information becomes available about the measles outbreak.” For more information please consult their flier. Joint Council will continue to monitor the situation and update our website with new information.

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