15th Feb 2019
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New measles cases prompt calls for vaccinations
New measles cases prompt calls for vaccinations

Two confirmed cases of measles along with numerous exposure sites have prompted health authorities to urge the public to keep an eye out for signs in their neighbourhoods.

The latest case is a teenage girl from Point Cook near Melbourne who recently returned from the Philippines. The first confirmed case was a man returning from India. Both may have been infectious while visiting public sites.

There has been an increase in measles cases globally, say Victorian health officials, with large outbreaks in Europe, Asia and the Americas in the past year alone.

However, most older travellers are unlikely to be in the high-risk category for contracting the disease.

"Most people born before 1966 will have been exposed to measles in childhood, and therefore will be protected," said Dr Sutton.

"This means if you are an adult born in or after 1966, especially if you are planning travel overseas, you may be susceptible and should contact your GP to get vaccinated – and a free Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine is available."

Authorities are advising travellers to consider measles vaccination for international travel, and for people to check their vaccination records. For more information about vaccinations, head to www.beta.health.gov.au

Have you been exposed to measles? Have you been vaccinated?

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    musicveg
    16th Feb 2019
    2:03pm
    "Most people born before 1966 will have been exposed to measles in childhood, and therefore will be protected," said Dr Sutton.
    Exactly and natural immunity was at an all time high, now it is being exaggerated as life threatening so big pharma can push more un-neccessary vaccination.
    ROB
    16th Feb 2019
    4:05pm
    So, we need to vaccinate like crazy so we can spread the disease further????? Even the manufacturers of the vaccinations admit this fact. It all appears about the almighty dollar for the big Pharma and others making money out of unproven, unsafe, ineffective vaccines?
    musicveg
    16th Feb 2019
    5:21pm
    Not to mention some of the toxic ingredients they inject with the vaccines. I wonder when people will wake up to this con job. And the food manufacturers are too guilty of poisoning us. No wonder the poor kids are getting so sick.


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