VoICE Immunization Evidence: Health security
World travel can perpetuate the spread of multi-drug resistant strains of disease that could be prevented through immunization.
Key Evidence: TB and pneumococcal infections are two of 18 drug-resistant threats to US health security identified by the CDC in 2013 and are potentially vaccine-preventable. Most antibiotic resistant TB infections in the US occur in people born outside the US.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2013. Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 (Report).