Travel advisory stickers are being placed around the country in the U to warn parents that their child may have a serious health problem or other serious illness and that they should be careful not to travel to the area.
The stickers are an attempt to help people make a decision about whether to take their child to a medical treatment facility or hospital, said Emily Burda, a spokeswoman for the Travel Advisory Board, which has a mandate to advise travel to doctors in places such as California, Illinois and Virginia.
Travel advisory stickers have popped up all over the country, Burdas said.
Parents in those states are encouraged to look for the stickers as well as their local health departments and their local governments.
Travel Advisory Board spokesman Jeff Rittner said the stickers are part of an effort to help prevent unnecessary travel to certain areas and help people avoid unnecessary risks.