Afghan evacuation flights resume after measles outbreak

Afghan evacuation flights resume after measles outbreak

The Biden administration is turning a Wisconsin military base into a “small city” of Afghan refugees, as inbound flights resume following a measles outbreak that delayed evacuations for three weeks.

Roughly 49,000 evacuees were vaccinated against measles at US military bases where they are being housed temporarily and at transit points in Europe and the Middle East, the Department of Homeland Security said.​​

The outbreak affected 24 people and brought the evacuation effort, dubbed ​Operation Allies Welcome, to a standstill, stranding about 15,000 abroad. 

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“The success of this vaccination campaign demonstrates our commitment to the health and well-being of arriving Afghan evacuees, the personnel assisting this mission, and the American people,” said Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, the DHS chief medical officer and lead medical

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