The measles virus. Photo: Kjell-Olof Hedlund/

Institute: Make sure you have had measles jab

Sweden's Institute for Communicable Disease Control is recommending Swedes make sure they are vaccinated against measles, following the recent outbreak of the disease in Stockholm, and nearby Uppsala.

Almost all children have been given jabs against the disease since the mid 1970's, but some older residents may not have had the disease or the vaccination, and may be susceptible. Infants under the age of eighteen months are also at risk before they are given the MMR vaccine.

People planning to travel abroad should make sure they are vaccinated, the institute says, so they do not contract the virus and bring it back to Sweden.

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