“Anyone who is not immune is at risk of developing the disease if they are exposed,” Dr Selvey said.
“Measles can be very severe, and people with measles often require hospitalisation. However, it is almost completely preventable through vaccination.”
Dr Selvey says symptoms of measles include fever, sore eyes and cough, followed three or four days later by a red, blotchy rash spreading from the head and neck to the rest of the body.
“Travellers who develop symptoms should call ahead to their GP or Emergency Department to ensure they don’t wait in the waiting room with other patients.”
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