The United States authorities has suggested its nationals in the Philippines to take precautions towards measles, particularly throughout the sizzling months.

In a health alert dated April 13, the US Embassy in Manila suggested US residents staying in or touring to the Philippines to ensure they’re vaccinated.

“Health officials in the Philippines have reported an outbreak of measles throughout the country,” it stated.

US residents ought to significantly be vaccinated towards measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine, it stated (

Also, it suggested US nationals to “avoid contact with people who are sick.”

The embassy stated it may be reached at +63 (2) 301-2000 or e-mail at [email protected]

US nationals can also contact the State Department – Consular Affairs at 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444.