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?
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