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20 August 2012 09:14
More than 40 people have been hospitalised for measles in Sydney
Parents planning family holidays to Australia this autumn have been warned to get their children immunised against measles following an outbreak in Sydney.
More than 40 cases have been reported in the city's southern and western suburbs, with 10 sufferers admitted to hospital, and British parents are being urged to make sure
medical travel insurance policies and MMR jabs are up-to-date if visiting the area.
Dr Stephen Conaty, of the South Western Sydney Public Health Unit, confirmed all the cases were found in people who had not been properly immunised.
Dr Conaty said: "All the cases we're seeing are either in unimmunised infants because they may be too young to be immunised because you get immunised at 12 months of age, or in teenagers, so young adults who for one reason or another they've missed out on either one or both of their MMR immunisations.
"If they do seem to be missing a dose or you really can't remember if they've had a dose, then you really should go to your GP."
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