There are currently significant measles outbreaks overseas,
including in the Philippines and some European countries. For
countries that are affected, please check the Centres for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC, USA) website for travel updates - https://www.cdc.gov/measles/travelers.html.
The Ministry of Health is advising practices to be alert to the
possibility of measles among patients who have recently travelled
through its regular information to practices about immunisation
They are also advising people travelling overseas to make sure
they are fully immunised against measles before they go. In
particular, the Ministry recommends that infants aged 6-15 months
travelling to countries where there is a current measles outbreak
be given MMR vaccine before they travel.
Ministry of Health measles information is available at: