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Measles in France (Alsace) (Update)

29 Jul 2015

The Institut De Veille Sanitaire reports that new measles cases are declining in the outbreak in Alsace that began in mid-April 2015. Just one single case was reported in the last week. As of 23 July 2015, a total of 229 cases have been reported.

If no further new cases are reported, the outbreak will be declared over on 7 August 2015.

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.