Measles 'catastrophe’ looms post-pandemic, conference hears

Disruption to routine childhood vaccination programs across the world leaves many countries vulnerable and raises Australia’s risk of imported cases

Leading infectious diseases specialists are warning of a looming resurgence of measles that could spell ‘catastrophe’ in some regions as pandemic restrictions ease and overseas travel ramps up.

Professor Christopher Blyth
Professor Christopher Blyth.

Until this month, Australia had not recorded a single case of measles in two years.  

WA infectious diseases physician Professor Christopher Blyth