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Measles in Singapore

12 May 2014

The media has reported an increase in measles cases in Singapore. A total of 99 measles cases have been reported since the beginning of the year (2014). This compares with a total of 46 cases for the whole of 2013 and 38 for the whole of 2012.

Parents are being encouraged to make sure that their children are up to date with MMR immunisation.

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.