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Measles in Nigeria

11 Feb 2013

An outbreak of measles has been reported from Kaduna State in the north central area of Nigeria. Five communities have been affected by the outbreak: Barnawa, Kakuri, Tudun Wada, Kinkinau and the city of Kaduna. Number of cases has not been stated in this report.

Advice for Travellers

It should be confirmed that children have received their recommended doses of MMR at 12-15 months of age and again pre-school around 3 years 6 months, while unimmunised adults who have not had the disease themselves may consider vaccination if thought to be at risk. Two doses of MMR vaccine are required to give adequate protection.