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Six confirmed and three suspected cases of measles were identified in toddlers who arrived in the United States after being adopted from China, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The nine cases occurred in patients aged 12-18 months (MMWR 53:309-10, 2004). Neither the vaccination status nor history of measles in a group of 12 children who were adopted from orphanages in Hunan Province was known when they arrived in the United States, although three children had been considered infectious while traveling.
Seven of the children …