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Measles in Australia

14 Nov 2012

The media have reported on an outbreak of measles in Sydney, New South Wales. As of 11 Nov 2012, 170 cases of measles have been reported mainly in western and south-western Sydney.

Advice for Travellers

It should be confirmed that children have received their recommended doses of MMR at 12-15 months of age and again pre-school around 3 years 6 months, while unimmunised adults who have not had the disease themselves may consider vaccination if thought to be at risk. Two doses of MMR vaccine are required to give adequate protection.