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Measles in China

25 May 2015

The health authorities of China have reported a total of 32 819 suspected and confirmed measles cases during the first three months of 2015. In February alone, 18 520 suspected and confirmed cases were reported.

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. 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.