Three more measles cases confirmed in WA

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THREE more cases of measles have been confirmed in WA in the past week.

A statement from the Health Department said an infant had been infected with measles, but it said the source was undetermined.

Another adult was infected after travelling to India, and a teenager was also infected locally after a previously-reported Bali-acquired case.

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“There have now been five unrelated overseas-acquired measles infections identified in WA residents since mid-March, plus the single (to date) secondary case and one case with an as yet undetermined source,” the statement said.

“It is recommended that the measles vaccine be considered for people travelling overseas, including to Bali, who were born after 1965 and who do not have clear documentation of having previously received two doses of measles vaccine.”

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