Measles problem reported in Queensland, Australia

Authorities are urging the local population in Queensland to check the status of their immunization against measles. So far, there have been 14 cases with 5 new cases in just the past 2 days in Ipswich. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur 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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