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Measles in Pakistan (Update)

15 Apr 2013

The outbreak of measles in the province of Punjab, east Pakistan is continuing. A further 4 children died from measles in hospital on 13 April 2013, making a total of 40 deaths in Lahore since the outbreak began.

New cases continue to be reported and a total of 8350 have been recorded in the province.

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.