Video: Measles is on the rise
Measles can be fatal – but is totally preventable. So why are we still seeing cases in Australia, after the World Health Organization announced Australia had eliminated measles in 2014?
Last Reviewed: 29/08/2018
Video: Measles - global outbreak
It’s predicted Australia may have 300 infections of measles in 2019, but endemic measles was eliminated in 2014. So why the increase in measles infections now?
Video: Vaccines - Dr Golly
Dr Golly talks vaccines; explains how vaccines work, looks at the common side-effects and addresses some worries regarding vaccines.
Measles: what you need to know
Measles is a very infectious and potentially serious illness that is caused by a type of virus called paramyxovirus. It is spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing or sometimes kissing.
Travel immunisations are important in pre-trip planning to certain countries. Vaccinations that travellers may need include tetanus and diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid vaccinations.
Vaccination is one of the most important public health measures in the world. Find out how vaccination works and about childhood and adult immunisations.