A measles outbreak has been reported in western Sydney. There have been 23 confirmed cases of measles in NSW with onset of symptoms in 2017, including 16 locally acquired cases associated with the outbreak.
The cause of the locally acquired cases is most likely a person who was infected with the disease in Indonesia and spent time in the western Sydney area while infectious.
A highly effective measles vaccine has been freely available for many years and it is vital for everyone, including adults and children, to have two doses of the measles vaccine during their lifetime.
For more information please see our measles webpage
The latest cases visited the following locations while infectious: