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Measles in India

02 Jun 2014

The health department of Delhi has reported a increase in measles cases in the city in the last three months. A total of 800 cases have been reported thus far in 2014, with 363 requiring treatment in hospital. During the three previous years, Delhi averages around 200 cases from January to March.

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.