Measles brought into Australia by tourists to Bali

In 2 unrelated incidents, an adult tourist and 6 children who visited Bali, returned to South Australia with measles. Although no spread locally has been reported yet, physicians in Adelaide have been alerted to watch out for additional cases. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur frequently anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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