Measles cases in Northern Territory, Australia

Nineteen cases of measles have been reported by the Northern Territory Health Department. The most recent case returned to Darwin on a flight (JQ-78) from Manila on January 31st. Any traveller on that flight who is not 'measles immune' should be checked for the signs and symptoms of measles.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Measles.

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