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30-09-2014

It is a preventable infectious disease, spread by droplets ( cough or sneeze) and can have serious complications requiring hospitalization.

Measles cases are being diagnosed at a rate of one per week. The highest number of cases in fifteen years. The WA Health Authorities have announced that approximately half the cases were unvaccinated children and forty four percent have been adults aged 20-40 years who were unvaccinated or had only one dose of vaccine as a child.Many of those infected had visited countries where the infectious disease was very common.

The current recommendations for those born after 1966 is to have a second dose of vaccine, particularly before traveling overseas.

 

To read more: public.health.wa.gov.au

 

                       www.immunise.health.gov.au/

 

 

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