What are the risk factors for measles virus infection?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Risk factors for measles virus infection include the following:

  • Children with immunodeficiency due to HIV or AIDS, leukemia, alkylating agents, or corticosteroid therapy, regardless of immunization status

  • Travel to areas where measles is endemic or contact with travelers to endemic areas

  • Infants who lose passive antibody before the age of routine immunization


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