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© Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden attends a Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate meeting (MEF), on climate change. The event was held from the White House, Washington, U.S. September 17th, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order adding measles to a list of communicable diseases that could require quarantine.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles is a highly contagious disease. It was eliminated from the United States in 2000.

Although it was unclear why Biden had added measles on the quarantine list last week, the White House announced that four measles cases in the United States temporarily stopped flights to Afghanistan.

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