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Measles: Unvaccinated children may need to isolate as threat of outbreak looms in London

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 19 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2139
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Parents in London have been warned that if their children are unvaccinated and come into close contact with a measles case, they may need to self-isolate for up to 21 days.

In a letter seen by The BMJ, Barnet Council asked parents to ensure their families are “up to date with their MMR vaccinations to avoid serious illness or the need to self-isolate and stop a measles outbreak from happening in London.” Haringey Council has sent a similar letter …

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