Measles on the move

Australians under 40 are the group most at risk

A measles outbreak in Disneyland in the US has focused health authorities’ attention on the role of international travel in disease dissemination 


According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the outbreak of measles in the US associated with travel to Disneyland Resort theme parks in California has now spread to multiple states and has affected at least 113 people.

There have also been people affected in Mexico who had travelled to California in late 2014.

The outbreak started in those who had visited Disneyland in Orange County between 15 December and 20 December, 2014.