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Measles in Pakistan

01 Nov 2012

Between 14 and 20 October 2012, 163 cases of measles have been reported in Pakistan. This brings the total number of cases to 10 704 with 157 deaths. The majority of cases have been reported from Sindh and KPK provinces.

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.