Measles Risk Factors

What are the risk factors that lead to this condition? Are you at risk of getting Measles? Below you'll find information on each of the known risk factors for this condition.


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Measles Risks

These factors increase your chance of developing measles:

  • Unvaccinated or inadequately vaccinated
  • Living in crowded and/or unsanitary conditions
  • Traveling to less developed countries where measles is common
  • Season: winter and spring
  • Immunosuppressed state (eg, untreated HIV and AIDS ), even if vaccinated
  • Born after 1956 and never been diagnosed with measles or received a vaccine before 1968, without additional vaccination

Tell your doctor is you have any of the risk factors.


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