Tourists bring measles home to Wellington, New Zealand

Three tourists (one child, an adolescent and an adult) returned to New Zealand with measles after vacationing in Bali. Regional Public Health authorities have warned local schools about the dangers of contracting the illness.

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Advice For Travellers

Tourists are frequent spreaders of measles. Travellers who have not been immunized may be at high risk but the risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus while vacationing can be reduced by ensuring that childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time.