Seven cases of measles reported in Sydney since the start of July

Health authorities in New South Wales, Australia are reminding people to get their measles vaccination after a spike in the number of cases in Sydney. There have been 7 reported cases of measles in Sydney since the start of July. Doctors have been unable to pinpoint the precise source of the current outbreak. Some 56 measles cases have been recorded in NSW so far in 2011, compared to a total of 26 cases in 2010.

Travellers should be aware of the risk of exposure to measles as it is a highly infectious disease, and always ensure that all their childhood vaccinations are up-to-date.

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