Measles upswing prompts warning for ongoing vigilance

Numbers tend to increase as travellers return from overseas, says expert
Jocelyn Wright

Australia is experiencing a slight upswing in measles cases for this time of year, prompting specialists to urge GPs to ensure travellers are up-to-date with vaccinations.

Public health physician Dr Frank Beard, from the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) in Sydney, says there has been a few more cases than usual.