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Measles in Canada (Update)

02 Mar 2015

Further measles cases continue to be reported from Canada. Toronto Public Health has recently confirmed their 10th case, making a total of 18 confirmed cases in the province of Ontario. The province of Quebec in east-central Canada has reported 19 confirmed cases.

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.