Since the beginning of 2019, 17 cases of measles have been reported in Mayotte, including 15 in children under 2 years of age.
This recrudescence occurs in a context of circulation of the disease in metropolitan France but also in the Indian Ocean zone, particularly in Madagascar, where five cases were imported and where a major epidemic is currently raging.
Fifteen cases were either not yet at the age of vaccination (7), unvaccinated children (6) or adults not up-to-date with their vaccinations (2).
The health authorities recommend checking your immunization status and getting updated on vaccination, if applicable, because measles is transmitted very easily when coughing, sneezing and through saliva. It affects unvaccinated children and adults.
By getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself, but also protects people around you (in particular children under 1 year old, the pregnant women and the immunocompromised people who can not benefit from the vaccination ).
Vaccination is complete after 2 doses of a vaccine against the measles virus.
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