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HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health

The A-Z contains information on many aspects of pregnancy
and child health. It is arranged alphabetically so you can find what you are looking for with ease. If you are at all concerned about your health or your child’s health, please consult your health professional.

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Measles

This is a very contagious illness caused by a virus. It is not as common as it used to be since babies are now routinely vaccinated against measles. The MMR vaccine given to babies is a combined vaccine that gives protection against measles, mumps and rubella and the first dose is given around 13 months. If you think your baby or child may have measles, notify your doctor.

For more information see immunisation or visit www.immunisation.nhs.uk.

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