CDC Guidance for Clinicians Caring for Individuals Recently Evacuated from Afghanistan

Published: 09/21/2021

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new Health Advisory advising clinicians to be on alert for cases of measles that meet the case definition, as well as other infectious diseases, including mumpsleishmaniasis, and malaria, among evacuees (including both Afghan nationals and U.S. citizens) from Afghanistan. The U.S. government is in the process of resettling U.S. citizens and Afghan nationals from Afghanistan. Approximately 124,000 people, including about 6,0

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