Measles is a serious disease that is easily spread through the air. Immunisation is effective in preventing the disease. All children and adults born during or after 1966 should be vaccinated with two doses of MMR vaccine (which protects against Measles, Mumps and Rubella) if not already immune.
There have been several recent reports of measles cases in Sydney and other parts of NSW who may have exposed others while infectious. For further details on risk exposure areas related to these cases, please see the media releases linked below:
For further information please see the fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.
Also see the Measles Information site for further measles information and campaign posters.