Measles outbreak is imminent in Byron Bay, Australia

With 69 cases of measles reported so far this year and only 69 percent of the population vaccinated against this infection, health authorities are warning parents to ensure their children are vaccinated. Three of the cases occurred in the past week. 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 the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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