C. J. Arora1, D. Murrell2
Background: Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the measles virus. The incidence of measles has greatly reduced due to the availability of an effective vac- cine. However, measles remains an important cause of death among young children globally. In recent times, the few cases of suspected measles are often associated with the measles vaccine.
Case presentation: We present a case of a previously healthy 13-month-old baby with measles who was vacci- nated at 12 months old.
Conclusion: Based on the presented symptoms, laboratory test results and timing of the onset of symptoms, it was concluded that the child had vaccine-associated measles. Clinicians should endeavour to perform serology tests to identify whether the strain is a wild-type measles virus or a vaccine-associated measles