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Spike in measles cases in Singapore

Jabs urged as this year's figure exceeds 2012-13 total

Published on May 10, 2014 7:10 AM

More people here have been infected with measles this year than over the past two years.

Although every child has to be protected against measles by the age of 18 months - close to half of the 99 people infected since January were children.

Last week alone, seven people were diagnosed. Four were children - two were too young to get the vaccination and the other two had missed theirs.

There were 46 cases of measles in total last year and 38 in 2012.

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