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Measles Outbreak in Mongolia

28 Jun 2016

On 15 June 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a measles outbreak in Mongolia, with over 19,000 cases nationwide and 59 infant deaths. Most cases have been students and infants. The capital city of Ulaanbaatar is worse affected.

Advice for Travellers

It should be confirmed that children have received their recommended doses of MMR at 12-13 months of age and again pre-school around 3 years 6 months. Unimmunised adults who have not had the disease themselves should consider vaccination. Two doses of MMR vaccine are required to give adequate protection.