The The White House said on Monday flights carrying Afghan Refugees in the United States "remain on hiatus " for at least an additional seven days at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after measles cases were detected among the new arrivals.
The White House on Friday first announced that the United States was temporarily suspending these flights.
FLIGHTS FROM'AFGHAN EVACUATION TO US SUSPENDED AFTER MEASLES CASES AMONG RECENT ARRIVALS
Senior press assistant Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday that "these thefts are always interrupted, just out of a lot of caution. "
Jean-Pierre declared:" The "Operation Allies Welcome" flights to the United States remain suspended at the request of the CDC for at least another seven days, again, out of plenty of caution, due to recent cases of measles diagnosed in Afghans recently arrived in the United States "
Jean-Pierre People who were diagnosed with measles, said indi ng, "were being housed separately as per public health guidelines.
"And the CDC began full contact tracing, " she said.
Fox News a signRand for the first time last week that Fort McCoy Wisconsin military base, one of many bases involved in handling Afghan refugees, had identified a case of measles. An internal government email, viewed by Fox News, said the base confirmed a measles case on Sunday.
STRONG MCCOY HIT BY MEASLES CASE AS PART OF AFGHAN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT EFFORT
"All those who had been in contact with the originally infected person were isolated, and post-exposure prophylaxis and inoculations are in progress ", indicates the notice.
The CDC describes measles as a "highly contagious " virus that can be transmitted by coughing, sneezing and sneezing.People breathe contaminated air or touch infected surfaces, then their faces.
He says the virus is so contagious that if a person has it, up to 90% of people close to that person who are not immune will also be infected, and the virus can live for up to two hours in airspace even after an infected person has left the area.
According to CDC , Afghanistan has the seventh highest number of measles cases in the world.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that the States United are also exploring efforts to vaccinate evacuees while they are still overseas.
Fox News 'Adam Shaw and the Associated Press have coAttributed to this report.