World Cup fans advised to get MMR jab

World Cup fans advised to get MMR jab
 

Football fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup should ensure they are up-to-date with their MMR jab, Public Health England has advised.
It follows ongoing large measles outbreaks in Europe.
Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be fatal. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine is given in two doses, typically in childhood.
In 2017, measles outbreaks affected more than 20,000 people in Europe, leading to 35 deaths.
Cases were highest in Romania, Italy and Ukraine, with Romania - the worst affected country - reporting 5,562 cases in 2017.
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4 June 2018 in Health, Views: 59
Source: BBC
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