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Measles in India

13 Feb 2012

An outbreak of measles has been reported in three areas of Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh state in the far north of India. Last week, more than 100 suspected measles cases were recorded.

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.