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Measles in Bosnia Herzegovina

03 Dec 2014

An outbreak of measles has been ongoing in Bosnia over the last 17 weeks. A total of 511 cases have been reported and new cases are increasing dramatically in some areas. The outbreak is also spreading to other areas of the country. Fifty four percent of the cases have been identified in those either unimmunised or not fully immunised.

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.