A GP guide to measles: the 'little diseases'

Here's a timely refresher on the prevention and management of this deadly disease

Measles cases have spiked globally in 2019. Preliminary WHO data shows that the number of cases reported in 2019 is up 300% compared with the same period in 2018.1

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Australia has not been spared, with more cases reported locally in 2019 to date than all of 2018 (109 cases in January-April 2019, compared with 103 in 2018 January-December).2