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Measles in Pakistan (Update)

02 Apr 2013

Cases of measles are being reported in various areas of Punjab province, east Pakistan. A total of 6000 cases have been recorded in 4 months in the Punjab and between 60-70 new cases are being reported daily; the capital Lahore is the worst affected area.

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.