Measles: everything you need to know
In 2014, Australia had eliminated measles—but it's back, and outbreaks are happening across the globe. To explain why, the Australian Academy of Science has developed a series of videos and articles in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health to explore why measles is such a serious disease, who is most at risk, and how you can make sure you're protected with vaccination.
What you need to know
What’s it like to have measles—and just how bad can it get, anyway? Read our explainer article to understand the basics, or read our companion article for a more in-depth look at how measles impacts the immune system.
Who is most at risk?
It’s not just the unvaccinated who pose a risk to public health: many people in Australia may be under-vaccinated without realising it. Read more: Who is most at risk of measles?
Measles advice for travellers
As far as travel-related diseases and vaccines are concerned, measles probably doesn’t spring to mind. And yet, it’s something that anyone heading overseas should consider as part of their pre-travel preparations, regardless of their destination or reasons for travel. Read more: Measles info for travellers.
Measles advice for health professionals
If you're a health professional, make sure your knowledge of who (and when) to vaccinate is up to date.