Measles outbreak in New South Wales, Australia.

Health authorities have detected a total of 45 cases of measles in Western Sydney and Wollongong since the beginning of 2011. Other affected areas include Rooty Hill, St Mary's, Mt Druitt and Seven Hills. At least 7 of the cases have been imported into the country by returning Australian travellers who were not vaccinated and acquired their infection abroad.

Travellers to this area should be aware of the risk of exposure to measles and ensure that their childhood vaccinations are up-to-date.

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

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