Measles Vaccine | General Practitioners at Taikoo and Quarry Bay | DYM health care -太古・尖沙咀(九龍)-

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What is measles?

Measles is an acute febrile virus infection caused by measles virus. It is extremely infectious, leading to death in some serious cases. It infects by various routes of air infection, droplet infection, contact infection,. The morst favorable age of infection is 1 year old, then 6 to 11 months, and then 2 years in their order. However, in recent years, increase in adult measles cases has become a problem, and many measels cases of teenagers and people in their twenties are reported.

Symptoms of measles appear after an incubation period of 10 to 12 days. Fever, cough, runny nose and other cold like symptoms will appear. Fever may continue for several days and high fever of 39 ℃ or more and rashes also appear. Pneumonia and middle ear infections are the complications and encephalitis may also develop at a rate of 0.1% (1 in 1,000 people).

As it is a highly infectious virus, it can not be prevented by washing hands and waering masks only. Prevention of infection through vaccination is most effective.

Checking Your Measles Vaccination Record

In Japan, measles' vaccination history is divided into the following three patterns according to the birth year.

· Those who had never been vaccinated or vaccinated discretionary (before 1978)
· Those who received one dose of mandatory vaccination (1978 - April 1, 1990)
· Those who received two doses of mandatory vaccination (those born after April 2, 1990)

Most people develop sufficient immunity after one injection, However, one out of 20 persons cannnot develop sufficient immunity after one injection and need to receive the second injection. For this reason, vaccination or antibody testing is recommended for those who have never been vaccinated or who have only been vaccinated once.

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